The Spiral Beret is great fun to make, moreover it’s quick and needs only about 60-70gr of wool. It’s the ideal pattern when you’re looking to use small quantities of wool left from your former projects.
We need about 20 gr of 4 colors. For that tutorial I used:
- MultiColour (A)
- Red (B)
- Orange (C)
- Yellow (D)
- Hook: 4.5 mm
First, it’s important to know the only way for you to know when you are starting a new row, is to check where is your marker. A change of color DOES NOT denote the beginning of a new round, and also, the color DOES NOT change at the marker.
It just takes a little bit of concentration on the first rows, and then, you’re gone !
Nota Bene: for this tutorial, all the stitches have been worked on back loop.
With color A, chain 2, and click on the first of these images to see the tutorial and explanations for each step.
Rd 4: Following the same pattern, keep on going working 2 dc in every 3rd st of each color segment. You end up with 12 dc in each color (total of 48 dc)
Rd 5: Increase every 4 dc. You end up with 15 dc in each color (total 60 dc)
Rd 6: Increase every 5 dc. You end up with 18 dc in each color (total 72 dc)
Rd 7: Increase every 6 dc. You end up with 21 dc in each color (total 84 dc)
Rd 8: Increase every 7 dc. You end up with 24 dc in each color (total 96 dc)
Rd 9, 10 and 11: Work 24 dc in each color (total 96 dc)
Rd 12: decrease every 6 dc by crocheting 2 dc together. You end up with 21 dc in each color (total 84 dc)
Rd 13: decrease every 5 dc. You end up with 18 dc in each color (total 72 dc)
Rd 14: decrease every 4 dc. You end up with 15 dc in each color (total 60 dc) Work the three last sts of each segment of color as follows: 1 dc, 1sc, 1 sl, end off.
Rd 1: Join with the color of your choice, ch 2 and work between 60 and 65 sc (depending on your head’s size). Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2.
Rd 2: ch 2, work 1 hdc on each sc. Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2.
Rd 3 to 5: ch 2, work 1 sc on each sts. Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2. Cast off.
You’re done already ! Wasn’t it simple?
Now, feel free to play with colors and to add various embellishments to your beret, flowers, buterflies, beads, let your inspiration guide you !