The Falling Leaves beret pattern evokes the essence of the season for which it was named with a border of leaves swirling one into another around its perimeter. This lovely leaf stitch pattern is a modification of Barbara Walker’s timeless ‘Fern Lace’ pattern. Additional details include twisted rib and a twelve-point star raised decrease on the crown.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. Beret brim fits a medium adult head size of approximately 20” – 22” (51 cm – 56 cm). Blocked beret circumference is approximately 34” (86 cm).
The pattern stitch is charted, but pattern also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
22 stitches/24 rounds to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked.
Beret is worked in the round from the ribbing up.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches – YO, KFB, M1L, M1R, K2TOG, SSK
- Twisted stitches – KTBL
175 – 180 yards (160 – 165 m) of worsted weight yarn.
A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals will work, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace pattern.
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 6 (4 mm) 7” (20 cm) double-pointed
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle