Beret Pattern #555

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Beret Pattern

Headsize 20

Materials: J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 1 ball.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 8.
¼ yard ribbon, 1 inch wide.

Gauge: 6 clusters make 1 inch; 5 rows make 1 inch.

Starting at lower edge, ch 103 (to measure about 10½ inches), turn. 1st row: * Thread over hook, insert hook in 5th ch from hook, pull thread through. Repeat from * until there are 7 loops on hook, thread over hook and draw through all loops on hook (1 cluster made). Ch 1, ** skip 1 ch, cluster in next ch, ch 1. Repeat from ** across (50 clusters). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: * Cluster under ch-1, ch 1, cluster under next ch-1. Repeat from * across, ending row with cluster between last cluster and turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn. Hereafter, repeat 2nd row until piece measures 2 inches. Then decrease 1 cluster at both ends of each row until 1 cluster remains. Break off. Make another piece same as this. Sew two pieces together. Work a rnd of sl st around bottom. With ribbon, make a tailored bow and sew on as in illus­tration.