Cross Stitch Beret





I found an old beret at the flea market for 50 cents and I fell in love with it. After searching EVERYWHERE for the pattern with no success, I chose to recreate it. Whew!
This beret is quite challenging and I would put it in the experienced category. I can't remember what yarn I used, but I know it was some kind of baby pompadour yarn. 

Cross Stitch Beret

Light Yarn (#3)
F/5 (3.75 mm) hook

Special stitches used:

FPDC:  To make Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.

BPDC: To make Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.

1. Using magic ring: chain 3, 13 dc in ring, join with slst in top of ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout) close ring (14dc)

2. ch 3, 1 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join with slst in top of ch 3 (28dc)

3. *CROSS ROUND with ch 1 spaces*
ch 4, [working backwards] dc in last dc of previous round, [working forwards again] skip the first dc of the round then dc in the next stitch, then dc in the skipped dc, *skip next dc, then dc in the next stitch, chain 1, then dc in the skipped dc* rep from *to end, join with slst in top of ch 3 (28 dc)

4. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each ch 1 space and st around, join (42 sc)

5. Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 20 stitches, 2 dc in next st, dc in last 20 stitches, join with slst in top of ch 3 (44 dc)

6. Repeat round 3 (44 dc)

7. Repeat round 4 (66 sc)

8. Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 32 stitches, 2 dc in next st, dc in last 32 stitches, join with slst in top of ch 3 (68 dc)

9. Repeat round 3 (68 dc)

10. Repeat round 4 (102 sc)

11. Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 50 stitches, 2 dc in next st, dc in last 50 stitches, join with slst in top of ch 3 (104 dc)

12. Repeat round 3 (104 dc)

13. Repeat round 4 (156 sc)

14. Ch 3, dc in next stitch and each stitch around, join with slst in top of ch 3 (156 dc)

15. *CROSS ROUND no ch 1 spaces*
ch 3, [working backwards] dc in last dc of previous round, [working forwards again] skip the first dc of the round then dc in the next stitch, then dc in the skipped dc, *skip next dc, then dc in the next stitch, then dc in the skipped dc* rep from *to end, join with slst in top of ch 3 (156 dc)

16. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining an in each st around, join (156 sc)

17. Ch 3, dc in next stitch *dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc* repeat from * around, dc in last 2 dc, join with slst in top of ch 3 (118 dc)

18. Repeat round 15 (118 dc)

19. Ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in next dc* repeat from * around, dc in last dc, join with slst in top of ch 3 (79 dc)

20. Ch 3, *FPDC around next stitch, BPDC around next stitch, repeat from * to end, join with slst in top of ch 3 (79 dc)

21. Repeat round 20

22. Repeat round 20

23. Repeat round 20

24. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each st around, join
Finish off.







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