Fancy Top French Beret

Fancy Top French Beret
This hat has various stitches, and interesting ones especially for the motif on top. The yarn used in this design is an acrylic blend that has a soft touch, and it goes well with the design allowing you to create a pretty accessory that can be worn throughout the year. Hope you have fun using the pattern and even more fun when using the hat.

Skill Level: Easy - Intermediate
The finished sizes: The hat fits head size 54 - 58 cm (21" - 23") circumference. 
Stitches Used: Chain stitches (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), cluster stitch.
Hook: 6 mm (US J-10) hook.
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, 1 ball is 100 gr = approx 205 m (214 yd). 2 balls of yarn of different colors.
Notions: Scissors, yarn needle.

Note: Hat is worked in the round as circles from the top to bottom. You can make the head size smaller if you use a smaller crochet hook with the same pattern. 


Diagram for Top of the Hat


Top Motif 

Center ring: ch3, sl st into first chain to create aring or you can do a magic ring.

Rnd 1: ch2 (counts as first sc), work 5 sc in ring. Join the end of the round with a slst in the first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: ch2, 1 sc in to same stitches, 2 sc in next 5 sc. Join the end of the round. (12sc)

Rnd 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), ch 1, *1 dc in next sc, ch1.* Repeat from * to *around. sl st in the ch4 space to join the end. (12 dc)

The first cluster of every round is madeof 3ch+3dc, rest of the clusters are made of 4dc.

Rnd 4: ch3 (counts as first dc in a cluster stitch), 3dc cluster in ch1 space, ch 3, *one4dc cluster in next ch1 space, ch 3.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the sl sttop of first cluster. (12 cluster)

Rnd 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), *ch 2, one 4dc cluster in next ch3space, ch 2,1 dc in top of next 4dc cluster.* Repeat from * to * around. Jointhe end of the round. (12 cluster)

Rnd 6: There are 24 ch2 spaces aroundthe circle motif. *make ch 5 and sl st in the first ch2 space, ch 4 and sl st innext ch2 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round.

Cut the green yarn and start usingthe brown yarn.

Body

Rnd 7: There are 12 ch5 spaces and 12ch4 spaces around the circle motif. Makech 3(counts as 1 dc) in ch5 space, 3 dc in same ch5 space, *2 dc in ch4 space, 4 dcin ch5 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round. (72 dc)

Rnd 8: ch 3, 1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in next 6 dc,2 dc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round. (82 dc)

Rnd 9: ch 3, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in next 8 dc,2 dc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round. (91 dc)

Rnd 10: ch 3, 1 dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in next 10 dc,2 dc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round. (99 dc)(At the end of this round the diameter of the hat is 9,5 inch / 24,5 cm)

Rnd 11-12: ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around. Join the end. (99 dc) (At theend of 12th round the diameter of the hat is 10,2 inch / 26 cm).

Rnd 13: ch 3, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, *1 dc in next 8 dc, dec 1 dc innext 2 dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join the end of the round. (89 dc)

Rnd 14: ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around. Join the end.(89 dc)

Rnd 15: ch 3, *dec 1 dc in next 2 dc.* Repeat from * to * around.Join the end of the round. (45 dc)

Cut the brown yarn and start usingthe green yarn.

Rnd 16: ch 2, 1 sc in each dc around. Join the end.(45 dc)

Cluster Stitch

1. * Yarn over, insert hook in next space, yarn over, draw yarnthrough the stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook *, repeat from * to* 3 times.

2. Yarn over, draw yarn through 5 loops on hook. (picture 4)

3. In the fifth picture you can see what a completed clustermade with 4 double crochet will look like.

09/10/2011
A Crochet Tutorial by
SpringCasual



Please beware: This pattern may not be sold in full or in part. All reproduction, publication, or distribution of this pattern without permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.However, products made using this pattern may be sold.
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