Santa’s Sleigh Beret
Ready to slay or rather, sleigh in a beret this winter? The Santa’s Sleigh Beret is a jaunty-cool alternative to the traditional Santa hat. This week on Ask Me Monday I show you all you need to know to knit it!
Santa’s Sleigh Beret
1 hank, Vickie Howell Montoya Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 300 yds), in color: Prairie Fire
Size U.S. 4 / 3.5 mm, 16” circular needle — or size needed to obtain gauge
Size U.S. 5 / 3.75 mm, 16” circular needle and set of DPNs — or size needed to obtain gauge
Faux fur pompom
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Brim circumference: 20 (22)” / 51 (56) cm
Stretches to fit head circumference up to 22 (24)” / 56 (61) cm
22 sts x 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger size needles
M1 (increase) = Lift the loop from the stitch from the row below onto the LH needle. Knit that loop. — 1 st inc.
sk2p (double decrease) = slip 1, knit the next two stitches together, pass slipped stitch over. — 2 sts dec.
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With smaller size needles, CO 110 (120) sts. PM and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist.
Rnds 1-8: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * around.
Switch to larger size circular needles.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: K1, [M1, k1 in same st]; rep from * around. — 165 (165) sts
Rnds 11-20: Knit.
Rnd 21: Purl.
Rnd 22: Knit.
Note: Switch to DPNs when necessary.
Rnd 1: *K12, sk2p; rep from * around. — 130 (143) sts
Rnds 2-5: Knit.
Rnd 6: *K10, sk2p; rep from * around. — 110 (121) sts
Rnds 7-10: Knit.
Rnd 11: *K8, sk2p; rep from * around. — 90 (99) sts
Rnds 12-15: Knit.
Rnd 16: *K6, sk2p; rep from * around. — 70 (77) sts
Rnds 17-20: Knit.
Rnd 21: *K4, sk2p; rep from * around. — 50 (55) sts
Rnds 22-25: Knit.
Rnd 26: *K2, sk2p; rep from * around. — 33 (33) sts
Rnds 27-30: Knit.
Rnd 31: *Sk2p; rep from * around. — 10 (11) sts
Rnd 32: Knit.
Rnd 33: *K2tog; rep from * around, ending size L/XL with k1. — 5 sts
Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Use tapestry needle to thread tail through live sts, letting them fall off of needles. Cinch shut.
Weave in ends. Block Piece.
Using yarn and tapestry needle, sew pompom onto top of hat.
You’re ready to sleigh this holiday season!
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