Friday, February 22, 2008

Puff Stitch Crochet Beret with Bow

A new crocheted beret, made with a Puff stitch pattern and embellished by a bow on a side!
I think this is sooo cute, and the Merino wool makes it very soft and cozy.
The pattern is simple, not so quick because of the Puff stitch, but not even too long...
Here's another detail, (more pics on my Etsy shop)...

...and here's the pattern:

Materials:
Two ball 100% Merinos wool extrafine (50g/135m), Red. (DK weight yarn)
4.00mm hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
yo = yarn over
sc = simple crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Notions:
Puff stitch (Ps): (Yo, insert hook in st, draw up long lp) 3times, yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch1.
2Pstog.: (Yo, insert hook in st, draw up long lp) 3times, yo and draw through 6 loop, (Yo, insert hook in st, draw up long lp) 3times, yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch1.

Beret:
Ch4, join to form ring.
Round 1: Work 8 Ps into ring, join.
Round 2: Work 2 Ps in each Ps around, join.
Round 3: Work 1Ps in same st as joining, *2 Ps in next st, 1Ps in next st* around, ending with 2Ps in last st, join.
Round 4: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 2 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 5: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next 2 st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 3 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 6: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next 3 st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 4 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 7: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next 4 st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 5 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 8: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next 5 st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 6 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 9: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1Ps in next 6 st, 2Ps in next st, *1 Ps in next 7 st, 2Ps in next st* around, join.
Round 10-13: Work 1 Ps in each st around, join.
Round 14: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1 Ps in next 3 st, 2Pstog, *1 Ps in next 4 st, 2Pstog* around, join.
Round 15: Work 1Ps in same st as joining and 1 Ps in next 2 st, 2Pstog, *1 Ps in next 3 st, 2Pstog.* around, join.
Round 16: Ch2, work 1hdc in each Ps and in each space between, join.
Round 17: Ch2, work 1hdc in each hdc, join
Round 18: sc in each st around, join.
Weave in ends.

Bow:
Ch20, hdc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn.
Row 1: ch2, hdc in next st and in each across, turn.
Rows 2-7: repeat row1.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Bow centre:
Ch8, hdc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across.

Finishing:
Sew bow center around bow, gathering the middle of the bow and joining edges of bow centre.
Sew Bow on beret.

Really enjoy this vintage and romantic slouch beret!!

106 comments:

Tea said...

That's the cutest beret I ever saw!
My my, you certainly know what to do with your hook & needles.

creativeyarn said...

That's so kind from you!
Thanks soooo much, i'm very happy when people appreciate what i do!
Bests

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

What a great beret--I *love* the bow. But I must know, where did you get the wicker head bust?

creativeyarn said...

Thank you!
The head bust is a sister's present from her journey in India!
Isn't it nice? :)

AngelBearMom said...

This is super cute! Starting one today! :)

US said...

So cute!!! I love it like everything you made!!!

sarahau said...

Wow, I just found my way over here via ravelry, im in love with your stuff, the hats, that necklace - to die for! Love it all!

Anonymous said...

I love the hat. I followed the patten, but my hat did not turn out the same. I frogged it and started over and still got the same result. It always ends up being to loose aroung the edges. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

creativeyarn said...

Hi!
I'm sorry for this problem on your hat..
maybe the yarn you're using is larger than mine, I don't know.
Try to make less increasing rows, for example work in pattern until round 7 and then start again from round 10!
Let me know, even by e-mail, if this have helped you!

Christina said...

thank you thank you thank you for the pattern :) i finally got around to making the hat and it's adorable!

i left out step 9 and the hat fits perfectly :)

Adriane said...

Thank you for the suggestion. I didn't realize I posted anonymous.

Adriane said...

I used Wendy supreme 100% mercerized cotton; dk weight.

Julia said...

Thank you for the pattern. This beret is really cute. I made it and I love it. I had to make some adjustments because when I followed the pattern the hat turned out too big (although my yarn is thinner - 520m/100g).

You can see the hat I made here, on my blog.

La'Keesha said...

OMIGOD!! What a cute hat!! i made this hat and loved it! then i made the deadly mistake of looking at your other website, Etsy Creative Yarn and fell in love AGAIN! i love the black tam with the x-stitches in it. Where is this pattern? i guess i have to wait patiently for this one!

creativeyarn said...

Hi la'keesha!
Thank you very much for your comment!
I don't really have a pattern for the black beret,and I'm not sure I'll have the time to write it down, but it's so easy:
you start as a normal beret, increasing dc stitches till the desired width and just making three rows in *dc, chain 1, dc* spaced by three dc around rows.
Hope you don't mind if I don't write it, and pleae feel free to ask for other helps on making it!
ciao and thanks again!

Angry Asian said...

thank you for sharing this pattern. it took me a few days to finish mine but it turned out well! i had to add a few lines to the edge to fit the head properly but i am very pleased with the end result!

Anonymous said...

I have one Question about the Puff Stitch. I'm fairly new to crochet and one thing is confusing me. Shouldn't it be- "(Yo, insert hook in st, *Yo*, draw up long lp) The added Yo, makes more sense to me is this correct?

creativeyarn said...

Yes this is correct for making the puff stitch..if you're new to crochet it's surely clearer this way!
Ciao!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for clearing that up. So far my beret is coming along nicely! :)

Anonymous said...

My hat is too BIG!!!!! I checked my guage and everything seems right but it always ends up being loose around the edges and too shallow for my head.

anyone know why? I followed the instructions to a T.

Anonymous said...

I loved this beret!!
I made one but with a 5.00mm hook and it still looked fantastic only a little floppier (which i prefer ;])
I'm making more for my friends. thank you!
-Daniela

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous Sept 17 - I was having the same trouble. Where are you making your puff stitches? Do you make them in the ch 1 space or in the puff stitch above? Maybe that's the problem.

creativeyarn said...

Hi there!
I'm sorry for your problems with this pattern..Anyway the Puff stitches has to be done in the top of previous round Puff stitch, NOT in the ch1 space.
If the hat came out too large you probably have to skip some increasing rounds (where you work two Puff stitches in one stitch), and jump to work on round 10..
Try this way and let me know!
I hope it will help you!
Ciao,
marta

Rini \'ree-nee\ said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us!! I tried it out and absolutely love my new hat!

http://reeneeonline.blogspot.com/2008/10/project-crochet-hat.html

Megan said...

Thanks so much for putting this pattern up! I just finished making it using wool much thicker than you suggested (it was all I had on hand) and by doing several less increasing rows it came out perfectly and looks just adorable :)

Anonymous said...

hi im new to crocheting so im having some trouble deciphering the instructions. for the first row where it says 8 PS in ring, do you mean to do the 8 PS in the ring that forms from connecting the chain? it seems a little weird to me, but maybe i've been doing it right?

yvonne said...

Hi above,
not the author but generally when we crochet hats, the 8Ps in a a ring (or any other stitches) refer to just using the "donut hole" formed from linking like it was a stitch hole.
Try youtube for videos! There are many videos on youtube teaching to make beanies and hats.

Jess said...

I am having some trouble on the third round. Is the chain 1 space never crocheted into? I am pretty sure that is the problem, just want to double check. Thanks for the great pattern :)

creativeyarn said...

Hi Jess,
NO Puff Stitch in ch1 space, only in the Puff stitch of previous round!!

Happy Holidays to everybody and thanks so much for all your nice comments on my blog!!
Greetings fro Rome!

Angel_Lvr said...

I love all you work and thank you so much for sharing. I am really into hats this year and love the beret. I am just getting started and I notice the first few rounds say ps in next 3 ps, etc. and then the next round says ps in each st. Does that mean every stitch gets hit or still just the puff stitches?

Amy said...

I love this hat! I made it a few days ago, and I absolutely love it!

If someone can tell me how to post photos, I'd be thrilled to show you.

I absolutely adore your blog, it's my favorite! Thank you for the patterns, they're teaching me so much. I've made headbands and necklaces as well as this beret. I'm planning on making many more things, as well.

Jess said...

What size hook should I use, in general, if I'm using a worsted weight yarn?

Francoise said...

I have been trying to make this cute beret and am having trouble. The beret always comes out much too large and wavy after the 6th row. I am very frustrated as I am making it for my step-daughter who loves it on the picture and who usually hates hats. Please help me,as I really want to make it.
Thanks,
Francoise

Francoise said...

I love the beret and I have been trying to make it for my step daughter. The beret always comes out much too large. I use the correct yarn and hook size, but it seems to become too wide after the 6th row. Would you please give me some guidance on how to keep it the right size. I am not a beginner and I am really frustrated as my daughter really wants it.
Thanks so much.
Francoise

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting such a lovely pattern! I made this hat in the last few days, with a couple alterations because I have a small-ish head, and it fits wonderfully and is so cute! Thanks again and great site!

Sofias värld said...

I also made this beret a few days ago. Thank you for sharing the pattern. My beret turned out really nice! :)

Anonymous said...

its so cute!!!, but i had to skip step 8, and 9 cause it was tooo big for my head :]

keda said...

should i be chaining up three after every rond because when i follow the pattern the whole piece starts to wave (it's not flat) by the way, I love this design, I can't wait to finish mines

creativeyarn said...

Hi Keda,
if the piece starts to wave it's probably because the yarn is thicker than the one I've used..try to make less increasing rounds, or making one round of 1Ps in every Ps between each increase round..for example:
Round 2: Work 2 Ps in each Ps around, join.
Round 3: Work 1Ps in each Ps around, join.
Round 4:make what was round 3.
Round 4: Work 1Ps in each Ps around, join.

Jana said...

I love this!! Do you know how you would make it smaller for a baby?? Thank you!!

Avery Edwards said...

Could you give us another picture of this hat with like the front view of someone wearing it? Ive been trying and TRYING to find a pattern for the beret I envision, and just cant. yours is definaely closest!!

creativeyarn said...

Hello Avery, I don't have that beret any more so I can't make more pictures of it..You can find some more pics of the sold one on my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9748668
Ciao!
Marta

Kayleah said...

I absolutely love this! I have been looking for a beret like this for quite some time, and the bow pretty much made it perfect.
I see that you've already sold this one, but I read on your shop that custom orders were possible.
I was wondering if I could perhaps have an idea of the price for this?

creativeyarn said...

Hi Kayleah!
Thanks for your comment..
Well, I usually make custom orders on my shop, but in this period I'm really too busy with my job and as you can see I don't even have enough time to write on the blog..
At the moment I only accept custom orders for small items (like headbands, necklace, etc..), that I can make in the evening time!!
Anyway the price for the hat was $30.00, and I hope that soon I'll be able to make bigger items again!!
Thanks again for your comment and have a nice day!
Ciao,
marta

amanda said...

Hi there!

I'm still quite a novice to crochet, so I have a questions on the 2Pftog stitches in rows 14 & 15:

When you create the 1st PS and ch1, into which stitch does the 2nd PS go?

Thanks for the opportunity to make something so beautiful!! Cheers

creativeyarn said...

Hi Amanda,
the second Ps of the 2Pstog has to be done in the next stitch.
Happy crocheting!

stephanie said...

fab pattern. gave it a go and am really pleased with the final result. its a bit smaller than yours but i crochet tighter.

Dazy said...

I've been looking for a beret like this forever! Thank you so much! I'm going to try to understand the guide, even if my English sucks, ha ha!

camilla said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I just finished mine and love it. I'm fairly new to crocheting and thought this would be hard but found it relatively easy! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I'm really excited about starting this project!

What is the gauge? Im using red heart soft yarn (medium worsted).

Thanks!

mandyannemurray said...

Hi! Lovely pattern. :D I started working on it, but I believe my yarn was too thick, so I'm going to start with a thinner yarn.

Just wanted to say thanks!

Quick question, and this may seem silly, but when you say "draw up a long lp," you don't need a ridiculous amount of yarn, correct? Just enough to make the stitch puffy? My hat was coming out very flat and I'm trying to figure out if it was me or the yarn. :)

Elena said...

Hello, have you got the pattern in spanish or italian? I'm spanish girl.
Thanks :)

fabulosmaxine said...

Hi....I'm still fairly new at this but, I learn REALLY quickly from watching...I have seen sooooo many stlyes of berets but none as pretty as yours could you PLEASE make a video for this beret...I'm just a little confused

Thank You

mindmidget said...

Love this pattern...I tried making it with a worsted wt yarn and like others above have mentioned mine started to get wavy after a few rounds.It would help to get the diameter/size of the completed piece so I can decrease the rounds as necessary.
Thanks

Sharon said...

THank you for this! I accidentally used a 5mm hook and bulkier yarn, but I just decreased sooner than expected and left our one row and it is turning out just fine. I love the bow detail and that is the last part I need to make.

RonnieGodoy said...

hi there, i absolutely love your beret. i have had some difficulty working with it. so im hoping i finally got it right lol. i was wondering if you had the pattern for that adorable bow bracelet! i would love to make one for my daughter. please, let me know! thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

i love this pattern. but i was wondering if there was a way to make the bow only a different color. i'm not sure on how to switch colors in the middle of a pattern yet.

Anonymous said...

i also forgot to ask if i wanted to use a bulkier yarn, what hook should i be using ?

Karen said...

This is the most precious hat. Would it be okay if I provided this pattern to my church group that makes hat for chemo patients? They will just love it. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.

Kearra said...

I really love this! I got up to row 13, but I don't understand what you mean in the pattern when you say 2Pstog stitch. Help, please?

Jess said...

hi there! I absolutely love this design but I had problems with it. I used Merino wool yarn and I was making it for my sister for her birthday and as I'm working at it, it began to get smaller and I thought, well, this could be for my 3 yr. old daughter then as it's finished, I thought, well now it should fit my 1 yr. niece. It's too small for her too! What do you think I did wrong?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I'm new at this. Could you please explain to me what you mean by 'join' at the end of each row?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the instruction on how to make the bow. What do you mean by each chain across?

Anonymous said...

I love this hat, and i've been dying make one,when i did i came out like a small round table cloth. i just wanted to ask if you know why? I totally want to try making it again

Sophie Gore said...

Thank you so much for a gorgeous pattern! I've got a pea head (and yarn that sneakly mislead me as to how it would knit up!) so I had to shrink or cut a few little bits. but it's such a perfect pattern, it was easy to do and it still came out wonderfully! I will post a picture on Ravelry.

Thank you so much, your a star

Sophie UK

Deb said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I can't wait to make this one I LOVE bows <3

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Just wanted to let you know we posted a pic of your hat at CraftFail (NOT because it's a fail, but because it's the inspiration image for someone else's failed project). I linked up to this post too.

Thanks!
Heather

(http://craftfail.com/?p=1166)

Adriana Garcia said...

I just found this and I love it, I'm trying to do it and I'm a beginner, this might sound like a silly question, but when making the puff stitch, are there supposed to be 9 or 7 loops total? Do you have a video for this??

You have such a talent!! and thanks!

D said...

hey awesome pattern! my very first project :)
although my stitches dont look so neat, they're rather puffed up..
thank you so much! its cute!

Unknown said...

Hello Marta,
Thank you very much for the pattern. I had some doubts about the ps2tog but I realized that it is just the normal way you but stiches together .. but in relation to the ps. I dont know if I made any sense... anyways..
How can I make it so its shaped to the had.. like a cap? any advice?

The Belly Dancer said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN IT SAYS' AND EACH CHAIN ACROSS' FOR MAKING THE BOW?

Anonymous said...

For round16, what do you mean by 'hdc in each Ps and in EACH SPACE BETWEEN?'

Anonymous said...

I am working on this hat but I think I've made some mistakes. I look at the picture but the puff stitches don't look like it.What is the problem?I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions perfectly.Please help!=)

Amy said...

i Don't know what you mean by this:
draw up long lp

Amy said...

When i get to round 6 part of it is curving and part of it isnt. what can i do to fix it?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for making these patterns free! I love them all!

Anonymous said...

to make it actually fit your head, tighten the half double crochets enough to fit your head.

Anonymous said...

i need help how many stitches are supposed to be at the end of like each row? I'm trying to make this hate but i think i missed a stitch somewhere

thanks

Irina said...

hey, this is awesome beret, but do you have a scheme for this one?

Anonymous said...

I have tried this hat twice now and it still does not work. It doesn't come in enough for the hat to sit on the head and it is too shallow.
Too many people having problems for it not to be a problem with the pattern / instructions.

Anonymous said...

Are the puff stitches short or tall?

Anonymous said...

Just made the hat and it's very cute. One change I made that some people may find helpful is I started with 6 puff stitches in the middle instead of the 8. Then it turned out great with the fewer stitches.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I'm making the puff beret and I'm finding that the hat does not lie flat. I'm on the 7th row and it has a very wavy look to it. Is this what it is supposed to be happening? Does the hat eventually flatten out?

Thanks in advance

Cathrin

Ashley Kay said...

I was just wondering, if I can not get that kind of yarn, is any soft yarn ok?

Rachel said...

This pattern is IMPOSSIBLE. I have wasted over an hour just on the first 4 rows. Reading the comments and added instructions just make it even more impossible. Putting stitch counts for each row would help a little. Ive tried this at least 6 times, and it's either wavy and flat, or really tight and round, as if I was making a ball. I'm giving up, despite the fact that I love it.

Anonymous said...

hey, i was wondering how i could adjust the pattern if im making it with 6 mm crochet hook? thanks so much for the lovely pattern

chickadeecj said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I like how you described it... it takes a long time, but not too long,.. exactly :) Glad I read some of the comments... I went ahead and skipped round 9 and went straight to 10.. its so cute! :D Now I wish I'd made it for me instead of as a Christmas present :))

Anonymous said...

In what stitch do I join? The stitch above the puff or the chain?

Mitzie said...

How can I adjust this pattern to make it for a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old?

Nik9121 said...

I love this pattern, I've only been crocheting for 4 weeks and I just completed this hat for my 5yr old. I deleted a few steps around step 7-8 and I didn't add all the rows in steps 10-13. For the border I did a combination of hdc decrease (to tighten it up) and one hdc row. I'm going to stitch in some elastic to accommodate when she have ponytails in her hair.

Gemma said...

I LOVE this hat but i'm having real problems with the pattern. Should I be chaining 2 at the beginning of each round? Where do I join at the end of each round? Please could you also say how many stitches you should have at the end of each round as I am new to crocheting and need the reassurance! I LOVE your beautiful things, you are an inspiration x

Anonymous said...

When making the puff stitch should I have 7 or 9 loops on my hook. I've looked online and when others do the puff stitch, they end up with a total of 9 stitches, when I do this one, I end up with 9. Thank you!

Mia said...

Can you please let me know how long the stitch is when you are pulling the yarn to make the puff stitch? I made the hat, but my puff stitches don't look as nice as yours and think I may not be pulling the yarn enough to make my long stitch. Thanks!

Jeanne C said...

My mother is trying to make this beautiful beret for me. You do not list a gauge. Could you please tell us how many stitches per inch?

Anonymous said...

How do you do 14 and 15
please make a video (*-+)/

Anonymous said...

Sorry but as lovely as this hat is the pattern is just horrible. I basically had to recreate my own pattern. Thanks anyway for the base

Alli Deckard said...

I LOOOVE this pattern, unfortunately I didn't see the comment about alternating increase rounds with normal rounds if it was waving until after I was already making the brim of my first attempt. The second one is so far so good! Thanks creativeyarn!

Anonymous said...

was very disappointed worked on it for a while and it just got bigger and not wearable=/ had to unravel it because it didnt look like the picture even though i followed the pattern

Anonymous said...

This pattern and revising comments are a bit confusing. Can you revise the whole pattern and possibly upload a video to clariy any questions?

Anonymous said...

Why did this happen? :( Can somebody help me please? It's a giant pancake-this is with round 15 done.

Shelley Moore said...

I just have to say that I am head over heels with this beret! I made it according to the pattern with a little larger yarn (in a beautiful warm chocolate brown), and it was a bit too big. BUT... I just added a couple of additional decrease rows and it made it fit perfectly. It made it a bit more slouchy, which I absolutely LOVE!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Rachel G. said...

There is two errors in the pattern, it is the Ps2TOG (also known as the puff stitch decrease).
Some are getting confused as this is a beginner stitch and it should read as follows:

Ps2Tog: YO (draw up long loop, yo) 3 times in first st, Yo (draw up loop, yo) 3 times in next st. Yo and draw through ALL 18 loops

The next error is the number of loops on the hook right before pulling through all loops. This is a 9 loop puff stitch (counting the loop on the hook at the beginning and the last yo).

Other than that thank you! I made one for my daughter's 18" doll by resizing it and added a belt accent to add ribbon and flower embellishments on the headband.

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for sharing this pattern! I decided to give my sister a hand-crocheted xmas present this year, and this beret was perfect. The only change I had to make was to add on a few hdc rounds at the end. Thanks again!

Michela said...

Ciao! Ho visto che sei di Roma, sei italiana? Adoro questo meraviglioso basco! *_* vorrei proprio farlo anch'io, sarebbe un disturbo chiederti di dare lo schema in italiano? Te ne sarei infinitamente grata *_* Complimentissimi per gli splendidi lavori! Buona serata :)

Anonymous said...

Aww man, I'm a newbie and just wasted hours crocheting puff stitch I to chain one space ��������Will try again when I feel brave