Disc is worked on double-pointed needles in a twisted rib openwork stitch, decreasing 3 times in concentric circles, to create the perfect beret.
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Disc, page 28
circumference – 25”
With circular needle, cast on 132 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in pat st for 5½”, end on Rnd 2. Dec rnd – *k2tog, rep from * around – 66 sts. Beg with Rnd 2, work even in pat st until piece measures 7” from beg, end on Rnd 2. Rep dec rnd once more – 33 sts. Beg with rnd 2, work even in pat st until piece measures 8” from beg, end on Rnd 2. Next rnd: * k2 tog, rep from * around, end k1 – 17 sts. Rep the last rnd once more – 9 sts. Break off yarn leaving a long end for sewing. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and secure.
Edging: With dpn’s, cast on 4 sts and work I-Cord as follows: row 1 (rs) - * k4, do not turn work. Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from rs. Rep from * until cord reaches around lower edge of hat and to fit your head. Fasten off. Sew ends of I-Cord tog. Sew around lower edge of hat.