This design draws its inspiration from a structured woven hat sported by a certain lady detective during one of her nocturnal investigations. The designer’s challenge was to create a hat that would hold its shape despite being made from a very soft fiber with a beautiful sheen. Pairing this soft merino with slip-stitch texture provides the right amount of structural integrity while the stitch pattern creates a naturally reversible beret.
Finished Size 18¼ (20)” brim circumference and 8 (8¾)” tall. Beret shown measures 18¼”.
Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Finito (100% merino; 200 yd [183 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]: #195 black, 2 skeins.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16″ cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); spare 16″ cir needle size 1 (2.25 mm) or smaller; tapestry needle.
Gauge 30 sts and 48 rnds = 4″ in Slip St patt on larger needle.