Paris Holds the Key To Your Heart ~ French Beret Pattern

Since I was a few years old, I've always had this dream to one day go to Paris and stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower! I think that might be slightly due to the fact that I was obsessed with a tv series about a little French girl, Madeline. I love Paris because it values beauty in everything and because it happens to have that whole vintage feel!
So to get in touch with my inner 'French' girl I decided to crochet a beret!



Materials:
6.00mm Crochet hook, and 5.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Wool 100g
Scissors
Tapestry or Wool Needle

Size:
Fits 13 years and up
{I just made a smaller version for my sister to model}

Instructions:
Make a Slip Knot with your 6.00 crochet hook, chain 4 Chain Stitches join together with a Slip Stitch to from a small ring.
Row 1~ Chain 3 (This counts as 1 double crochet) Crochet 7 Double Crochets into the ring, join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.
Row 2,3~ Chain 3, crochet 1 double crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 2 double crochets in every double crochet all around. Join with a slip[ stitch into the top of the 3 chains.


Row 4~ Chain 3, then double crochet in the same stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch.
*Crochet 2 double crochets into the next stitch, then crochet a double crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.
Row 5~ Chain 3, then double crochet in the next stitch.
*Crochet 2 double crochets into the next stitch, then crochet a double crochet into the next 2 stitches.
Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.
Row 6~ Chain 3. *Crochet a  Front Post Double Crochet around the post of the next double crochet. Double crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.


Row 7~ Chain 3. *Crochet a front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet into that same stitch. Double crochet inyo the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top on the 3 chains.
Row 8,9~ Chain 3. *Crochet a front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.
Row 10~ Repeat row 7. You should now have 32 front post double crochets, and 3 double crochets between each one.
Row 11,12~ Repeat row 8,9.
Row 13~ Repeat row 7. You now have 4 double crochets between every front post double crochet.
Row 14~ Repeat row 8.


Row 15~ Chain 3. * Crochet a front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch. Double Crochet Decrease in the next 2 stitches. Double crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.
Row 16~ Chain 3. * Crochet a front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet decrease in the next 2 stitches. Crochet a double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.


Row 17~ Chain 3. * Crochet a front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet decrease in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains.


Row 18,19,20~ Chain 1 with your 5.50 crochet hook, then Single Crochet in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch into the top of the chain. - You can always add more rows is necessary.
Fasten off, and weave in. 

Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
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Have a great day crocheting!




25 comments:

  1. this turned out so cute. i love the color of yarn you used.
    have a great day
    laura

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    1. thanks Laura! :)
      hope you have a great day too!
      Xx

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  2. I've been looking for a beret pattern - thanks so much!

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    1. SO glad i could help!! :)

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    2. I am stuck on row 8. In row 7 it says to have 2 dc between each fpdc and in row 10 there should be 3dc between each fpdc. When do I add that third dc between the fpdc? It seems that I could do that now in row 8..... Thanks!

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    3. Hi there Emily! Row 10 like row 7 has a increase. So after you've done the increase in row 10 you should have 3dc between each fpdc. Hope you understand what I mean :)

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  3. On row 5 I don't get the "double crochet in the next 2 stitches", does that mean that I have to do 1 double crochet for each stitches? Is it like this "2dc on the stitch, 1dc on next, and on the next stitch I have to do 1dc also, and then 2dc again after the second 1dc"? Thanks!

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    1. Hey there Beemendoza!
      This is what I meant with that row,"Chain 3, then double crochet in the next stitch.
      *Crochet 2 double crochets into the next stitch (this means crochet 2 double crochets into the NEXT stitch), then crochet a double crochet into the next 2 stitches (this means crochet 1 double crochet into the NEXT 2 stitches).
      Repeat from * all around. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the 3 chains."
      Hope this helps! :) Xx

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  5. Do you think that a lighter weight worsted yarn (like caron simply soft) could be substituted for Dk Weight yarn? I have a lot of simply soft yarn left.

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  6. Is there a gauge for making certain of which hook size I use especially if I want to change the yarn weight?

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  7. What is the diameter at row 16?

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    1. I'm not sure, sorry!
      I would check for you, but I'm currently not at home, and won't be for a few days.
      Olivia

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  8. What do you mean by dc crochet in the same stitch referring to row 7

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    1. It means you want to double crochet into the SAME stitch you did the front double post stitch into. :)

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    2. I'm having the same problem at row 7. In my understanding the SAME stitch is behind the fpdc. so how does that work for row 7? do you just mean in the next available hole? translation as to which hole might be different for some. is there anyway (this far from working the hat yourself) you can tell us which hold is the SAME stitch?

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    3. ah ha! I answered my own question. Yes it is the hole behind the fpdc! it works just fine. I just have to maneuver to get behind it. Thank you for the free pattern! Beautiful stitches! Also very challenging... learning these kinds of things help me work my way up in the level of crochet!! totally cool! Enjoy the new year! Be Blessed!

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    4. At row 7..are we doing front post on double crochet ? because when I do front post on one stitch with double crochet on the same stitch then a double crochet in next stitch THEN my next front post DC is on the next DC not the FPDC
      Confused :/

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  9. I really like this pattern but I'm having a lot of trouble with the instructions. It would help me to have the number of stitches at the end of each row to keep me from having to rip it out and keep starting over. Maybe I'm having so much trouble because I have started crocheting again after about 25 years since I started. I was pretty good at one time. I'm having a problem with row7, first, not understanding "double crochet inyo the next stitch" Thanks

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  10. I love this beret but would like to make it for a 5 year old can you give me help to modify the instructions? Thanks.

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    1. Hi there! I'd love to help you out, but I made this beret such a long time ago, I wouldn't know where to start trying to modify it. So sorry!
      Maybe try skipping a couple of the increase rows?
      Olivia Xx

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  11. well I made this and I think my yarn was too thick, looks kinda like a shower cap!

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