With it’s cluster-stitch details, ribbed band and centre flower, this free crochet beret pattern by our editor Sara Huntington is a great addition to your Autumn wardrobe.
This free crochet hat pattern is hooked in Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted, but you can use any Aran/Worsted weight yarn to match your style! If you’re looking for alternatives, we’d recommend the Rico Design Essential Soft Merino Aran yarn or Novita Natura Aran Wool Yarn (but as with any yarn substitution, make sure to check your tension first!)
And if you fancy making some matching chunky hand warmers to go with your crochet beret, you can find the accompanying pattern that Sara designed in issue 49 of Simply Crochet, which you can still get as a digital issue.
You will need
Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted, (100% Merino wool, 100g/250m) – 1 skein of Anemone (26722) – or alternative Aran yarn.
A 4mm (US G/6) hook
15sts and 12 rounds to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over htr bl in the round or size needed to obtain correct tension
Central motif measures 9cm (3½in)
Circumference at brim 48cm (18¾in), which will stretch to 56cm (22in)
Diameter of hat lying flat 27cm (10½in)
2-tr cluster (Yrh, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.
3-tr cluster As above, working section in brackets ( ) 3 times.
2-dtr cluster (Yrh twice, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] twice) twice, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.
3-dtr cluster As above, working section in brackets ( ) 3 times.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide
The free crochet hat pattern is worked in the round, starting at the crown.
Free beret crochet hat pattern
Make a crochet magic loop
Round 1 (RS) 12dc into loop, ss to first dc. [12 sts]
Round 2 2dc in each st around. [24 sts]
Round 3 Ch2, tr2tog over next 2 sts (counts as tr3tog), (ch3, tr3tog over next 3 sts) 7 times, ch3, ss into top of tr2tog. [8 tr3tog, 8 ch-3 sps]
Round 4 Ss into first ch-3 sp, ch3, dtr2tog into the same ch-3 sp (counts as dtr3tog), (ch5, dtr3tog into next ch-3 sp) 7 times, ch5, ss into top of dtr2tog. [8 clusters, 8 ch-5 sps]
Round 5 (2dc in next cluster, 5dc into next ch-5 sp) 8 times, ss to first dc. [56 sts]
Round 6 Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), working in back loops only, (2htr in next st, htr in next 6 sts) 8 times, omitting final dc on last repeat, ss to top of beg ch-2 to close. [64 sts]
Round 7 Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), working in back loops only, (2htr in next st, htr in next 7 sts) 8 times, omitting final dc on last repeat, ss to top of beg ch-2 to close. [72 sts]
Round 8 Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), working in back loops only, (2htr in next st, htr in next 8 sts) 8 times, omitting final dc on last repeat, ss to top of beg ch-2 to close. [80 sts]
Rounds 9-15 Continue increasing 8 sts evenly each round, working in pattern as set, until there are 136 sts.
Round 16 Work in htr bl as set and increase by 2 sts evenly spaced during the round. [138 sts]
Round 17 Ch2, 2-tr cluster in st at base of ch (counts as 3-tr cluster), ch2, (skip 2 sts, 3-tr cluster in next st, ch2) repeat around, ss to top of first cluster. [46 3-tr clusters]
Round 18 (Dc in top of next cluster, 2dc in next ch-2 sp) repeat around, ss to first dc. [138 sts]
Round 19 Ch2 (counts as htr), htr bl in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2.
Round 20 (Dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts) repeat to last 6 sts, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc. [116 sts]
Round 21 (Dc2tog) repeat around, ss to first dc. [58 sts]
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Round 22 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3.
Round 23 Ch2 (does not count as st), starting in st at base of ch, (FPtr around next st, BPtr around next st) around, ss to top of first FPtr.
Repeat Round 23 until the ribbing measures 3.5cm, fasten off and weave in ends.