With a touch of the 1960s but also bang up to date, this beret should thrill any modern vintage fan. It’s knitted in a soft wool-mix yarn and worked on big needles—so you’ll find it comes together pretty quickly. I’ve knitted this version in a gorgeous sugar almond pink, which I thought would be perfect for breezy days in spring. But the yarn range includes all types of colors, so have a browse through and grab your favorite.
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic,20% wool) super-chunky yarn
1 x 6oz (170g) ball (106yd/97m) in shade 103 Blossom
Needles and equipment
US 13 (9mm) knitting needles US 15 (10mm) knitting needles
Yarn sewing needle
Standard sewing needle
1 x 1 in (25mm) deep pink button Pale pink sewing thread
8 sts and 11 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 15 (10mm) needles.
The finished beret measures approx. 191/2’’ (50cm) circumference and 111/2in (29cm) in diameter.