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Easy Crochet Beret Stunning Free Pattern

If you have never made a beret, the Today Beret is the perfect one to start with. We stick to some basic stitches with a simple texture stitch to give up a ribbed texture on the hatband. This really is an easy crochet beret.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this easy crochet beret pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.

Creating an Easy Crochet Beret

I have designed beanies and slouch hats and I was really itching to try something new. Then I saw a toddler in a beret and just thought about how cute berets are and that we just do not see them worn enough. Honestly, they are a perfect fall hat. Something to cover your head but not too warm.

To make this pattern, even more, fall perfect, we are using a lightweight or DK weight yarn. The hat is worked all in one piece from the top down. It fits loosely on your head with the exception of the hatband. For this pattern, you will just need to be fluent in the double crochet. We will increase and decrease with the double crochet stitch and how to work front and back post crochet stitches to create a ribbed hatband.

Want to crochet a beret? Follow this easy crochet beret pattern and video tutorial to learn how to crochet a simple and stylish hat.
Beret worn to the back.

Picking the Right Yarn for this Easy Crochet Beret

It seems like most patterns are made with worsted weight (size 4) yarn and why not? The yarn is available in so many variations. But for this fall and spring crochet beret I really wanted to create a lightweight hat. When digging through my stash, I found several half-used skeins of Lion Brand Mandala. These skeins have so much yardage that I often have some leftovers.

I had used these skeins for the Toddler Ruffle Sweater and had more than enough to make a handful of berets for my little girl and myself. This is such a great yarn for this project because you can make 3 berets from a skein (child size) and every crochet beret will come out looking different because of the striping effect of the yarn. One skein will make one large adult size or 2 small adult size berets.

Want to crochet a beret? Follow this easy crochet beret pattern and video tutorial to learn how to crochet a simple and stylish hat.

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Want to crochet a beret? Follow this easy crochet beret pattern and video tutorial to learn how to crochet a simple and stylish hat.
Beret worn to the side.

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Today Beret: Easy Crochet Beret

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Materials Needed

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0.44-3.4 oz or 49-378 yds of Lion Brand Mandala (Size 3 Yarn)
Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG – Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
FPHDC – Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC – Back Post Half Double Crochet
YO – Yarn Over
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 11 DC X 6 Rows = 2.5 inches
Please check the chart below for sizing. Some of the sizes run a little small compared to the standard sizing found at the Craft Yarn Council.

A preemie size will use 0.44oz/49 yds of yarn. A child size will use 1.45oz/156 yds of yarn and a large adult will use 3.4oz/ 378 yds of yarn.

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Special Stitches

Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – DC2TOG – *YO, insert hook into next ST and pull up a loop, YO, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook* repeat from *to* a total of 2 times. YO, pull the first loop through all 2 loops on the hook.

Today Beret: Easy Crochet Beret Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
-The entire pattern is worked in one direction in joined rounds.

Crochet Beret: Part 1

Row 1: Make a Magic Circle, CH2, and work 12 DC into the Magic Circle. SLST to the first DC. (12)

Row 2: CH2, *Work 2DC into the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (24)

Row 3: CH2, *DC in next ST, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (36)

Row 4: CH2, *DC in next 2 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC.(48)

Row 5: CH2, *DC in next 3 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (60)

NOTE: If you are working a Preemie size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Row 6: CH2, *DC in next 4 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (72)

Row 7: CH2, *DC in next 5 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (84)

NOTE: If you are working a Newborn size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Row 8: CH2, *DC in next 6 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (96)

Row 9: CH2, *DC in next 7 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (108)

NOTE: If you are working a Baby size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Row 10: CH2, *DC in next 8 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (120)

NOTE: If you are working a Child size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Row 11: CH2, *DC in next 9 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (132)

NOTE: If you are working a Small Adult size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Row 12: CH2, *DC in next 10 STs, Work 2DC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to the first DC. (144)

NOTE: If you are working an Adult size, stop here and move to part 2 of the pattern.

Crochet Beret: Part 2

In this part we will simple work an even rows around the hat.

Part 2 Row: CH2, DC in each ST around. SLST to first DC. (Stitch count is the same as the last row worked in part 1.)

Preemie Size: Work 2 rows of Part 2 Row.
Newborn Size: Work 2 rows of Part 2 Row.
Baby Size: Work 3 rows of Part 2 Row.
Child Size: Work 3 rows of Part 2 Row.
Small Adult Size: Work 3 rows of Part 2 Row.
Adult Size: Work 3 rows of Part 2 Row.

Crochet Beret: Part 3

NOTES:
-This section of the pattern is written with parenthesis. The parenthesis will read as follows: Preemie( Newborn, Baby, Child, Small Adult, Adult).
-The Preemie size will only work 2 rows of decreases. The Newborn size will work 3 rows of decreases and all other sizes will work 4 rows of decreases.
– A — in a stitch count space means that size does not work that row.

Part 3 Row 1: CH2, *DC in next 3(5, 7, 8, 9, 10), DC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to first DC. (48, 72, 96, 108, 120, 132)

Part 3 Row 2: CH2, *DC in next 2(4, 6, 7, 8, 9), DC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to first DC. (36, 60, 84, 96, 108, 120)

Part 3 Row 3: CH2, *DC in next –(3, 5, 6, 7, 8), DC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to first DC. (–, 48, 72, 84, 96, 108)

Part 3 Row 4: CH2, *DC in next –(–, 4, 5, 6, 7), DC2TOG* repeat from *to* a total of 12 times. SLST to first DC. (–, –, 60, 72, 84, 96)

Now we have decreased out hat to make the common beret shape, we just need to add a hat band and we will be done.

Want to crochet a beret? Follow this easy crochet beret pattern and video tutorial to learn how to crochet a simple and stylish hat.

Crochet Beret: Part 4

NOTES:
– In this part of the pattern our stitch count will not change at all. Each size will have amount of stitches from the last row worked in part three to the end of the project.

Part 4 Row 1: CH2, DC in each ST around. SLST to first DC.

Part 4 Row 2-5: CH2, *FPHDC in next ST, BPHDC in next ST* repeat from *to* until the end of the row. SLST to first FPHDC.

NOTE: If you are a beginner you may find working a Front post and back post double crochet easier than the half double crochet. Feel free to work double crochet post stitches instead if it is easier.

After Part 4 Row 5 fasten off leaving a long enough yarn tail to weave in your ends. You should only have two ends to weave in.

Your Today Beret is complete and ready to be worn, gifted and shown off.

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