The Spiral Beret is great fun to make, moreover it’s quick and needs only about 60-70gr of wool. It’s the ideal pattern when you’re looking to use small quantities of wool left from your former projects.
We need about 20 gr of 4 colors. For that tutorial I used:
- MultiColour (A)
- Red (B)
- Orange (C)
- Yellow (D)
- Hook: 4.5 mm
First, it’s important to know the only way for you to know when you are starting a new row, is to check where is your marker. A change of color DOES NOT denote the beginning of a new round, and also, the color DOES NOT change at the marker.
It just takes a little bit of concentration on the first rows, and then, you’re gone !
Nota Bene: for this tutorial, all the stitches have been worked on back loop.
With color A, chain 2.
Rd 1: work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook. Drop A (draw up a long loop to avoid losing the stitch). With B, working in the same ch, draw a loop and work: *1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc*. Drop B. Repeat from * to * with color C and D.
You have now a circle with 4 segments each in different colors, 3 stitches of each color, for a total of 12 stitches.
Rd 4: Following the same pattern, keep on going working 2 dc in every 3rd st of each color segment. You end up with 12 dc in each color (total of 48 dc)
Rd 5: Increase every 4 dc. You end up with 15 dc in each color (total 60 dc)
Rd 6: Increase every 5 dc. You end up with 18 dc in each color (total 72 dc)
Rd 7: Increase every 6 dc. You end up with 21 dc in each color (total 84 dc)
Rd 8: Increase every 7 dc. You end up with 24 dc in each color (total 96 dc)
Rd 9, 10 and 11: Work 24 dc in each color (total 96 dc)
Rd 12: decrease every 6 dc by crocheting 2 dc together. You end up with 21 dc in each color (total 84 dc)
Rd 13: decrease every 5 dc. You end up with 18 dc in each color (total 72 dc)
Rd 14: decrease every 4 dc. You end up with 15 dc in each color (total 60 dc) Work the three last sts of each segment of color as follows: 1 dc, 1sc, 1 sl, end off.
Rd 1: Join with the color of your choice, ch 2 and work between 60 and 65 sc (depending on your head’s size). Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2.
Rd 2: ch 2, work 1 hdc on each sc. Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2.
Rd 3 to 5: ch 2, work 1 sc on each sts. Join with a sl to top of beg ch 2. Cast off.
You’re done already ! Wasn’t it simple?
Now, feel free to play with colors and to add various embellishments to your beret, flowers, buterflies, beads, let your inspiration guide you !