Monday, November 5, 2007

Petite Fleur Baby Beret FREE PATTERN

This is a repost of one of my patterns with a few edits. Enjoy!




It is true. I do not knit just socks! And to prove it today, here is a baby beret. Now to prove that I do not just knit baby things, I'll just have to design another sock!
Anyhow, for the moment, let's focus on the baby beret nicknamed "Petite Fleur."
Petite fleur is such an easy project, just a few increases and decreases, a change of yarn, and most of all a fun detail with the double ribbed brim.
The project is a fast one as it is knit with a worsted weight yarn, in this particular case two contrasting colors of Reynolds' Revue, with a touch of a novelty yarn by Skacel, called Floret. Petite Fleur fits an infant 0-3 months.



Materials: 1 ball each Reynolds Revue in orange (color 1454), Revue in sage m(1474) , Skacel Floret (color 10402)
Needles: US 5 16" circular, US 5 dpts, US 6 16" circular
Gauge: 6 1/2 sts /inch on US 5

Brim:

Cast on 68 stitches with sage. Join round. Knit in K2P2 rib for 1 inch. Insert a contrasting yarn through the stitches on the needle with a darning needle. You will pick these stitches up again at the end.
Continue in sage.

Increase Section:

R1: Knit
R2: *K3, K1f&b* Repeat from *to *
R3: Knit
R4: *K4, K1f&b* Repeat from * to *
R5: Knit
R6: *K5, K1f&b* Repeat from * to *
R7: Knit
R8: *K6, K1f&b* Repeat from * to *
R9: Knit
R10: *K7, K1f&b* Repeat from * to *
R11: Knit
R12: *K8, K1f&b* Repeat from * to *
R13: Knit

You should have 170 stitches.

Flower trim:

Switch to floret yarn, and with it, purl 2 rows. Purling the rows helps the florets show up on the front of your work.

Decreases:

Go back to sage, and knit 3 rows.
R1: *K8, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R2-3:Knit
R4: *K7, K2tog* Repeat
R5-6: Knit
R7: *K6, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R8-9: Knit
R10: *K5, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R11-12: Knit
R13: *K4, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R14-15: Knit
R16: *K3, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R17-18: Knit
R19: *K2, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R20: Knit
R21: *K1, K2tog* Repeat from * to *
R22: Knit
R23: *K2tog* Repeat from * to *
Continue k2tog until there are 5 stitches left.
Break yarn and weve in ends.

With orange yarn, go back to the waste yarn, and pick up every stitch along waste yarn. Join round and knit in K2 P2 rib for 3/4". BO loosely.

4 comments:

Nell said...

Super cute! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You have the cutest and most wonderfull patterns I've found in the web! I can't wait to knit one of this baby patterns for my friends baby shower.
Thanks for sharing!

janmcc said...

This is a beautiful beret! Could you tell me how to change the pattern so it would fit a 1 year old? Thanks!

tillie927 said...

I'm ready to start, with all my supplies. Can you tell me why I need two different sizes of circulars? When to use which?