Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pattern: Kaleidoscope Beret



This is an adaptation of a pattern from one of my favorite crochet blogs: Yarncrazy Crochet World. I love Chris's block patterns; they are beautiful, complex works of art. I have swatched Kaleidoscope Blossom a couple of times now and this time it wanted to be a hat. (This may have been influenced by the fact that I've been wanting a beret/tam/slouch type hat for a while now.)

The pattern is basically the same through round 7; I removed the color changes and the dimensional petals. Those directions are reposted here with her permission. The rest of the pattern is of my own devising.

Note: 3 January 2011 - Round 7 had an extra stitch that made the entire count come out incorrect. I have edited the pattern.

Kaleidoscope Beret

Supplies:
Approximately 3 oz. worsted weight #4 yarn (Pictured is Red Heart Super Saver in Medium Purple)
H (5.0) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
1st 3 rounds in pattern = approximately 2.5"

Size:
Women's Medium (approximately 21-22")

Special Stitches:
Sc Dec (single crochet decrease): Insert hook in stitch and pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch and pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook, sc dec made.
Dc Dec (double crochet decrease): Insert hook in stitch and pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch and pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook, dc dec made.

Pattern:

Ch. 4, join with sl st to form ring OR begin with Magic Loop technique.

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times. Ch. 3, join with sl st in first sc. (6 ch-3 sp)

Round 3: 5 sc in each ch-3 sp around. Join with sl st in first sc. (30 sc)

Round 4: Sl st in next 2 sc (this should put you in center sc of the 5 sc group). Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc) 5 times. Ch. 4, join with sl st in first sc. (6 ch-4 sp)

Round 5: (Sc, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, sc) in each ch-4 sp around. Join with sl st in first sc.

Round 6: Ch 4. *In next ch-3 sp (dc, ch 1) 5 times. Dc between next two sc, ch 1. Repeat from * 5 times. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 7: Sc in first ch-1 sp. Working in ch-1 sp between dcs, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp. (Sc in next ch 1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Join with sl st in first sc.

Round 8: Sl st in next 4 dc. (Sc dec over next 2 dc, ch 6, sk next 6 st, trc between next 2 sc, ch 6, sk next 6 st) 6 times. Join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch-6 sp)

Round 9: Ch 2 (does not count as dc, now and throughout). 9 dc in each ch-6 sp around. Join with sl st in first dc. (108 dc)

Round 10: Sl st in next 2 dc (this should put you at the center of the 9-dc group). (Sc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 4 dc, dc between next 2 dc, ch 5, sk next 4 st) 12 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (24 ch-5 sp)

Round 11: Ch 2, 5 dc in each ch-5 sp around. (120 dc)

Round 12: Sl st in next dc, ch 2. Working in back loops only dc in same st and next 2 st, (dc dec over next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc) around to last 2 st, dc dec over last 2 st. Join with sl st in first dc. (96 dc)

Round 13: Ch 2, dc in same st and next 3 st, (dc dec over next 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc) around to last 2 st, dc dec over last 2 st. Join with sl st in first dc. (80 dc)

Round 14:  Ch 2, dc in same st and next 2 st, (dc dec over next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc) around to last 2 st, dc dec over last 2 st. Join with sl st in first dc. (64 dc)

Round 15: Ch 2, dc same st and in each dc around. Join with sl st in first dc.

Round 16: Begin ribbing. Ch 2, fpdc in first dc, (bpdc in next dc, fpdc in next dc) around, ending with bpdc. Join with sl st in first dc.

 Round 17-18: Ch 2, (fpdc around fpdc, bpdc around bpdc) around. Join with sl st in first dc. At end of round 18 finish off. Weave in thread ends.

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11 comments:

  1. This pattern is great! Thank you!

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  2. HELP WITH ROUND 7 THANK YOU GRAND

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  3. Hello. I love this pattern. I'm currently on row 7.
    You could say I'm at intermediate level.
    row 7 is just confusing me so much.
    If you could explain it, that would be so much help, I would hate to just give up on this pattern, but 7 is just keeping me stuck.
    Please and Thank you.
    -Randi

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  4. Im currently trying to figure out row 8. I could use some help

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  5. Hi! I just finished row 7, whew! I'm all good. :) Question about row 6 though-- I ended with a dc-ch1, then ss in the 3rd stitch of the 4sc chain. Whoops! So I've got a dc right next to a 4c, which you can't really see once you ss to end row 7. You might want to put a warning there, although I wonder if anyone else has done the same. :P

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  6. Rd 10: Slip stitch 2dc? Or 5?

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  7. It should be 2, but do whatever puts you at teh center of that shell.

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  8. This looks great! Thanks so much for the pattern.
    Caz from Never Knew :)

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  9. Hi. Before I get started, is this pattern US terms or European terms?
    Thanks. This beret is gorgeous.

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  10. Hi Liz,

    The pattern is written in US terms. Glad you like it!

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  11. I love love love this pattern...thanks

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