Santa’s Sleigh Beret

Ask Me Monday: Santa's Sleigh Beret

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!

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Santa’s Sleigh Beret | shown in Vickie Howell Montoya Merino Light, in color: Prairie Fire


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

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Faux fur pompom

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S/M (L/XL)



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.


Santa's Sleigh Beret Knit Pattern by Vickie Howell


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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.

Crown Decreases:

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.


Santa's Sleigh Beret | Knit Pattern & Tutorial by Vickie Howell



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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