Beret Question

Raymiew's picture

My friend has asked me to knit a beret for her. How do I make it keep the beret shape once knitted? I've looked at several on Ravelry and for each pattern some look like a beret but some don't have that shape.

Anyone knitted a beret that can give me some ideas?

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Pinecone's picture

Hi There. I'm not sure if

Hi There. I'm not sure if this helps or not but when I made a Tam last year I used the following free pattern from Knitty:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTtam.html
After knitting the Tam it is blocked over a plate which gives it that characteristic shape. I hope your beret turns out well, and hope you will share pictures when you have completed it.
John

QueerJoe's picture

Hi Raymie...the beret gets

Hi Raymie...the beret gets its shape from a few different components:

1. The structure of how it's made...many of the so-called berets on Ravelry might actually be better called tams, so pick one that most closely represents the look of a beret to you.

2. The density/drape of the knitted fabric. If it's loose and open, it's going to slouch more than you might like.

3. Finally, the way the recipient wears it will make a big difference in how it looks when completed. If they pull it down too far, or set it off on a rakish angle, it will all affect the final look.

My pick is the one from Interweave Knits called Tweed Beret:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tweed-beret

Raymiew's picture

Great Thanks!!

Great Thanks!!