At last, an updated version of the original Eyelet Rib Beret! A few changes and additions have been done. First, stitch count and directions for the original pattern have been updated, with advice to make the ribbing on smaller needles if it seems too big for your head. A second beret has been added, with new shaping to create a traditionally shaped beret, with decreases to allow for a more tidy fit if worn high on the head – maybe more like a tam, really. Thirdly, a slouch version of the traditional beret is included. And, hopefully, all mistakes have been caught – but I admit, I had a hard time reading my notes, and there could be errors. Ah, well. It’s still for free!
The original pattern used Lamb’s Pride by Brown Sheep, which is a rather heavy yarn. The new versions used Paton’s Classic Wool in Aran Tweed, and is knitted on size 6 and 7 needles. Truthfully, I like this version a lot better – not as baggy – but some people like the bagginess of the original beret, so I have kept it, along with these newer versions, all in the same pattern, which is now 7 pages instead of two. You may go to the Patterns page to download it.