Berry Fun Beret FREE pattern

Guess what- its another Free Pattern Friday! This month has flown by (which is crazy since July was 6 years long), and I've still managed to put out three patterns. How this happened I am not quite sure, but it did. Earlier in the month, the Friendship Prayer Shawl was published, and last week I released the Kenzie Blanket which has quickly become my most popular pattern to date! To finish off this awesome month, I have decided to treat you to a freebie- the Berry Fun Beret. I had so much fun designing this one, and I am sure you will have fun making it!

 Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret FREE Pattern

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Straight Hooked Malena in Berry Fun Beret

Historically, I look stupid in hats. (And while a bad selfie as I'm looking like Willie Nelson with my RBF in full force, this photo is a pretty good representation of me in any given hat.) I don't know if its my tiny head or something odd about my facial features, but no hat looks cute on me. It took me a while to publish this hat because I always show my new designs to my spouse and daughter first, and they both told me my beret looked stupid. I kept telling them that it wasn't the hat, it was me, but they mocked my poor beret so much that I started believing them. I finally decided to go live on Instagram and show some of my yarny friends, and they agreed with me- the beret is cute, just not on me. Finally, I convinced my daughter to try it on, and it is super cute on her! I forced her to model it, and you can tell from her face that she was reluctant to participate. (These photos are the best faces I could get her to make- I kept asking her to pretend she loved my design, and this was her very best pretending, lol)

Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret

Maybe you'll make one and share photos with me so I can see how cute my design is on someone who a) looks cute in a hat and b) actually likes my design!

 

Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret FREE Pattern

For this project, you will need:

325 Yards Sport weight (3) yarn (I used under one cake of Mandala Sparkle in Aquarius- a gift from my daughter!)

5mm crochet hook

Stitch markers

Finishing Needle

 

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Abbreviations:

mr- magic ring

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet

dc- double crochet

puff- puff stitch

fpdc- front post double crochet

bpdc- back post double crochet

slst- slip stitch

hdc3l- half double crochet in 3rd loop

bphdc- back post half double crochet

dc2tog- double crochet two together

yo- yarn over

 

 Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret with Shih Tzu Photobomber

See my little Lucy photobombing from behind the tree? She's just so cute I had to keep her in the crop!

 

Notes:

This pattern is written in US terms.

This pattern is worked in the round.

For a video tutorial on the hdc3l, click HERE

To reverse slst, remove hook from loop, insert hook into back of next st, pull loop through

For the puff stitch, (yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop) 6 times, yo, pull through all but last loop on hook, yo, pull through last loop to finish stitch.

Unless otherwise indicated, the ch at the beginning of a round is counted as a stitch.

 Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret

My mannequin Natalie has a freakishly small head, but the Berry Fun Beret is cute on her, albeit a little large!

 

Gauge:

First 4 rounds= 3”

 

 Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret FREE Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions:

 

R1. Start with magic ring, ch3, dc 9 in mr, slst to top of ch3, tighten mr (10)

R2. Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, slst to top of ch3 (20)

R3. Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from * to* 8  times, slst to top of ch3 (30)

R4. Ch3, dc in same st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st, *2dc in next st, fpdc around next st, dc in next st *, repeat from *to* 8 times, slst to top of ch3 (40)
Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret
R5. Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc, dc in next st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc, dc in next st*, repeat from *to* 8 times, slst to top of ch3 (50)

R6. Ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, fpdc around fpdc, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, fpdc around fpdc, hdc in next st *, repeat from *to* 8  times,  reverse slst to top of ch2 (60)

R7. Ch2, hdc3l in same st, hdc3l in next 3 sts, bphdc around fpdc, hdc3l in next st, *2hdc3l in next st, hdc3l in next 3 sts, bphdc around fpdc, hdc3l in next st* , repeat from *to* 8  times, slst to top of ch2 (70)

R8. Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, puff in next st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, puff in next st*, repeat from *to* 8 times, slst to top of ch3 (80)
Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret
R9. Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, fpdc around puff, *2dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, fpdc around puff * , repeat from *to* 8  times, slst to top of ch3 (90)

R10. Ch3, dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc, * dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc* , repeat from *to* 8  times, reverse slst to top of ch3 (100)

R11. Ch2, hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st, fpdc around fpdc, *hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st, fpdc around fpdc*, repeat from *to* 8 times, reverse slst to top of ch2 (110)

R12. Ch2, hdc3l in next 8 sts, 2hdc3l in next st, bphdc around fpdc, *hdc3l in next 9 sts, 2hdc3l in next st, bphdc  around fpdc* 9 times, slst to top of ch2 (120)
Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret
R13. Ch3, dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next st , puff in next st, *dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in next st, puff in next st* , repeat from *to* 8  times, slst to top of ch3 (130)

R14. Ch3, dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around puff, *dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around puff*, repeat from *to* 8 times, slst to top of ch3 (140)

R15. Ch3, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc, *dc in next 12 sts, 2dc in next st, fpdc around fpdc*, repeat from *to* 8  times, slst to top of ch3 (150)

R16. Ch3, dc in next 13 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *dc in next 14 sts, fpdc around fpdc*, repeat from *to* 8 times, reverse slst to top of ch3 (150)

R17. Ch2, hdc in next 13 sts, fpdc around fpdc, *hdc in next 14 sts, fpdc around fpdc*, repeat from *to* 8 times, reverse slst to top of ch2 (150)

R18. Ch2, hdc3l in next 13 sts, bphdc  around fpdc, *hdc3l in next 14 sts, bphdc around fpdc*, repeat from *to* 8 times, slst to top of ch2 (150)
Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret progress
R19. Ch3, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog*, repeat from *to* 28 times, slst to top of ch3 (120)

R20. Ch3, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog*, repeat from *to* 18 times, slst to top of ch3 (100)

R21. Ch3, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog*, repeat from *to* 18 times, slst to top of ch3 (80)

R22. Ch3, dc in each st, slst to top of ch3 (80)

R23. Ch3, fpdc around next st, *bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st*, repeat from *to* 38 times, slst to top of ch3 (80)

R24. Ch3, fpdc around fpdc, *bpdc around bpdc, fpdc around fpdc *, repeat from *to* 38 times, slst to top of ch3 (80)

R25. Repeat R24

 Straight Hooked Berry Fun Beret Pattern Release

Finish off and weave in ends. Post photos and use the hashtag #BerryFunBeret and tag @straighthookedus on Instagram

 

Seriously, I hope you will share photos with me. I LOVE seeing my designs come to life through another crocheter's hands!

 

Well, I feel like this was a great way to finish out the month. Be sure to subscribe to the Straight Awesome newsletter because I have even more fun things coming in September, including another edition of Hooked In, a FREE premium pattern and tons of Fall Fashion ideas!

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!

~Malena


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