Not another bulky Beret pattern a.k.a.
The 75 meter bulky beret or the 82 yard chunky tam
By: Madelaine Pippa Bartlett
Materials: 82 yards/75 meters bulky to super-bulky weight yarn (this amount does not include yardage for gauge swatch)
Set of 4 US #6/4mm DPNs
Set of 4 US #10.5/6.5mm DPNs
Optional but recommended: elastic thread ***
Size: to fit an average ladies head (20-22 inches around)
for larger heads: go up a needle size for 2x2 ribbing
for smaller heads: CO. 68 and increase 4 stitches during Row 5 as follows; R5:*K17, m1; rep from *.
Gauge: 12-14 sts. & 16 rows = 4’’/10cm of St. st. on 6.5 mm needles
(change needle size to accommodate gauge)
Pattern: Co 72 st. on US #6/4mm DPNs
Join, being careful not to twist.
(optional-include elastic thread when knitting first 4 rows)
K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rows
switch to 6.5mm DPNs
R5: Knit to end
R6: *K18, m1; rep from *. (76)
R7: Knit to end
R8: K9, m1, *k19, m1; rep from * 2 more times, k10. (80)
R9: Knit to end
R10: *K20, m1; rep from *. (84)
Next 10 rows: Knit.
R21: *K10, k2tog; rep from *. (77)
R22: Knit to end
R23: *K9, k2tog; rep from *. (70)
R24: Knit to end
R25: *K8, k2tog; rep from *. (63)
R26: Knit to end
R27: *K7, k2tog; rep from *. (56)
R28: Knit to end
R29: *K6, k2tog; rep from *. (49)
R30: Knit to end
R31: *K5, k2tog; rep from *. (42)
R32: *K4, k2tog; rep from *. (35)
R33: *K3, k2tog; rep from *. (28)
R34: *K2, k2tog; rep from *. (21)
R35: *K1, k2tog; rep from *. (14)
R36: *K2tog; rep from *. (7)
R37: K2tog, k3tog, k2tog. (3)
i-cord for three rows.
*Omit i-cord if making garter stitch medallion version or adding pompom.
For garter stitch medallion, purl rows 31, 33, 35, & 37 (ex. R31: *P5, p2tog; rep from *.).
pull yarn tightly through remaining stitches. Weave in all loose ends. Block lightly over a dinner plate.
To make a pom pom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ZZUlpB4Z8
***Elastic thread: If unavailable at your LYS, try looking in the sewing section of your local craft/hobby shop or non-unionized mega department store, it is sometimes referred to as smocking thread. You Can also use elastic thread for beading or from bait shops in a pinch, or purchase online: http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/073258.html.