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Novita Icelandic Wool: Renga beret

Knitted from Novita Icelandic Wool, the charming Renga beret is a quick and easy project even for a beginner. There are helpful Novita tutorials for knitting the beret.

Size(s)

S(M)L

Yarn demand

Novita Icelandic Wool (663) Bolete 100(100)100 g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in) Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) and 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or sizes needed for gauge; double-pointed needles 5 mm  

Designer

Reetta Pellikka

Finished dimensions

Circumference (lightly stretched) approx. 54(56)58 cm / 21¼(22)22¾ in

Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 88(96)104 sts. Knit 1 round. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm: *k1, p1*, keep repeating *–*.

Switch to the larger circular needle and work stockinette st in the round. On the first round place 8 markers as follows: place marker for beginning of round, k11(12)13, *place marker, k11(12)13*, repeat *–* to end of round. You will increase and decrease at the markers.

On the next round, begin increases:

Increase round 1: *yarn over (on the next round, knit the yo through the back loop), slip marker, knit to marker*, repeat *–* to end of round. 96(104)112 sts on the needles.

Knit 3 rounds. Note: On the first round, remember to knit the yarn overs through the back loop to avoid gaps at the increases.

Increase round 2: k1, *yarn over, slip marker, knit to marker*. Repeat *–* to end of round.

Knit 3 rounds. Note: On the first round, remember to knit the yarn overs through the back loop to avoid gaps at the increases.

Increase round 3: knit to marker, *yarn over, slip marker, knit to marker*. Repeat *–* to end of round.

Knit 3 rounds. Note: On the first round, remember to knit the yarn overs through the back loop to avoid gaps at the increases.

Repeat the increases as established. 120(128)136 sts on the needles.

Work stockinette st in the round without increasing until the piece measures 12(13)14 cm. Work until 3 sts remain before first marker.

Begin decreases: *K2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts before marker.* Repeat *–* to end of round. 2 sts between the decreases. 16 sts decreased in total.

Repeat the decrease round as established on every 4th round 6(6)7 times in total. 24(32)24 sts on the needles.

Next round: k2tog to end = 12(16)12 sts. Next round: k2tog to end = 6(8)6 sts.

Break the yarn and pull it through the sts. Weave in the ends.

Finishing

Block the beret. Place a plate inside the beret to shape it, then place the plate over a drinking glass so the beret won’t touch the surface. Once the beret has dried, carefully remove the plate and steam the hat lightly.

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