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Little Red Riding Hood Beret

 [updated!]




Have I already told you, that I love RED?

Because:
         ~ it is the colour of love and passion   
         ~ wearing a little red gives me energy during the day 
         ~ and just so feminine 

Do you wear red? How do you wear it?



This beret - as I wrote the day before - is my third beret in this season. A crochet one. I have bought this yarn in an october sale. There was two balls of it in the store, it is an older yarn. For a long time I didn't know what to do with it, I have never worked before with variegated yarns. With this yarn a  complex pattern would be just too showy, too much for me, wouldn't let the variegation dominate.


THE PATTERN HAS BEEN UPDATED ON 3/2/2013. See the post about what's new on it here

Notice:
This pattern has been designed originally by me :) As well as it is a quite simple pattern, with basic crochet stitches, I didn't think, that it is unique. Feel free to sell your finished hats online or in your local shop. I appreciate if you link back to my blog or link your project to the Ravelry pattern page. Thanks!


Difficulty level: easy – for beginners too (ch, dc, basic decreasing and increasing technics)
Finished measurements: fits to an average women’s head


Materials: 

worsted weight yarn (approx. one smaller ball)

crochet hook G/ 4.00 mm

stitch marker (if you feel more comfortable with it)

tapestry needle (to weave the ends)



Abbreviations:
ch 
chain
dc
double crochet
dc2tog 
decreasing two stitches with double crochet
sl st 
slip stitch
beg
beginning
w/
with
**
repeat between
[ sts]
total number of stitches in the round



Gauge: Crochet the R1-2 and measure the diameter of your circle: it must be around  2.5"/6.5 cm



Notes: 

1. The hat is crocheted in the round. At the end of the rounds join with a sl st to the top of the first ch3.

2. The first ch4 count as 1dc + 1ch. / The first ch3 count as 1 dc.


INSTRUCTIONS


R1 Ch6 and join w/ a sl st to the beg. Ch4 (count as 1 dc + 1ch) and make *dc1, ch1* 11 times to the ring. At the end join with a sl st to the top of the first ch3. [24 sts]
R2 Ch3 and make 1 dc in the same st. Ch1. *dc2 in next st and ch1* 11 times. [36 sts]
R3 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next st . Ch1. *dc2, dc1, ch1 * 11 times. [48 sts]
R4 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 2 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 2 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [60 sts]
R5 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 3 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 3 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [72 sts]
R6 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 4 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 4 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [84 sts]
R7 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 5 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 5 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [96 sts]
R8 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 6 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 6 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [108 sts]
R9 Ch3 and make dc1 in the same st, dc1 in next 7 sts. Ch1. *dc2, dc1 in next 7 sts, ch1 * 11 times. [120 sts]
R10-11 Ch3. dc1 in next 8 sts. Ch1. Dc1 in ea dc’s and ch1 in ea ch’s of prev round. [120 sts]

If you were using a bigger hook than recommended, the hat might be too wide. In this case have you have two choices:
1. in R16 don’t make hdc in the ch’s. Total number of stitches will be 60.
2. or follow the instructions and switch to the recommended hook.

Finishing 1 (for a more fitted looking):

R12 At the end of the prev round join w/ a sl st to the top of the ch3 and first dc crocheting tog. Dc1 in next 5 sts, dc2tog. Ch1. *dc2tog, dc1 in next 5 sts, dc2tog, ch1* 11 times. [96 sts]
R13 At the end of the prev round join w/ a sl st to the top of the ch3 and first dc crocheting tog. Dc1 in next 3 sts, dc2tog. Ch1. *dc2tog, dc1 in next 3 sts, dc2tog, ch1* 11 times. [72 sts]
R16-18 Ch2 (count as 1 hdc). Hdc1 in ea sts (in ea dc’s and ea ch’s) around. [72 sts]

Note: make more or less hdc rounds for your desire. 

Alternative finishing (for a slouchier fit): 

R12 Ch3, dc1 in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 3 sts. Ch1. *dc1 in next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 3 sts, ch1* Repeat 11 times.[108 sts]
R13 Ch3, dc1 in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 3 sts. Ch1. *dc1 in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 3 sts, ch1* Repeat 11 times. [96 sts] 
R14 Ch3, dc1 in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 2 sts. Ch1. *dc1 in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 2 sts, ch1* Repeat 11 times. [84 sts]
R15 Ch3, dc1 in next st, dc2tog, dc1 in next 2 sts. Ch1. *dc1 in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc1 in next 2 sts, ch1* Repeat 11 times. [72 sts]
R16-18 Ch2 (count as 1 hdc). Hdc1 in ea sts around. [72 sts]

Wish you happy crocheting!



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Comments

  1. I love your hat, I wear red every now and then, it really does make you stand out in a crowd.Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  2. This is such a cute pattern! I am pinning for for a future project :)

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute and I agree, red is a great color!

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  4. So cute.. Winter and red make a great combination.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  5. Love it! I'm hosting a favorite things linky party and would love it if you stop by and post something!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com/2012/01/manic-monday-linky-party-3.html

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  6. Oh this is adorable! So pretty :)
    p.s.I'm your newest follower.
    -Kayla

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  7. this is a very pretty and sexy beret! thanks for sharing this with us.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  8. Great pattern! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

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  9. It looks very cute on you, just didn't work out for me. I followed directions, but the hat ended up looking huge with giant flaps around the whole edge by the end of the increasing round. I realized something was wrong when I used up a whole giant-size ball of yarn. I'll have to abandon this project, too bad.

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  10. I am so sad to hear that. I have made a few more berets following my pattern and haven't realized the problem. (It is my description and it is not easy to recognize our mistakes...) Maybe you used bulky yarn. I used a medium weighted yarn and E sized (3,5) crochet hook. Please describe your problem, I would love to help you!!
    Wish you a happy crocheting and I am waiting for your answer (you can email me at hanidgn [at] gmail [dot] com or just comment here)
    Hugs,
    Hanni

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  11. At the end of row three I've come out ten stitches short! I'm going to carry on and see what comes of it- I hope it comes out half as cute as yours!

    -Tashasaphi.tumblr.com

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  12. You have totally 48 stitches (36 dc's and 12 ch's) at the end of the 3rd row.
    Keep on crocheting it, I think it will turn out well :)

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  14. Hello, I just like your hat and the color was really nice.

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  15. Anonymous10/17/2012

    I have left over wool always with 4 grandkids, so I make hats for the cancer clinic. I am tired of making chemo caps, and thought why not try this one. Is your wool, 4 ply or sports weight 3 ply.??? Thanks for any info...It looks lovely on you.
    Sorry I do not have a blog.

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  16. I used DK weight yarn and 3.5 mm U.S E hook. I think it can work with yport weight yarn too, but won't that slouchy like mine. I advice that measure in R10, that is the widest point of the hat and don't decrease in R15.

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  17. Nice pattern! The Color red always look good. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  18. Anonymous11/24/2012

    I have restarted this project at least three times and continue to have the same problem. Row four always ends up with more than 80 stitches. I will try this pattern again later, I give up for now

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    1. In the 3rd row did you have 48 sts?
      In the 4st row need to make 3dc's and 2chains (total 5 stitches) in each 3rd st.
      So 48/3=16
      16x5=80 stitches
      If you have further problems, contact me, feel free, I am here to help you :)
      Hanni

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  19. In the 3rd row did you have 48 sts?
    In the 4st row need to make 3dc's and 2chains (total 5 stitches) in each 3rd st.
    So 48/3=16
    16x5=80 stitches
    If you have further problems, contact me, feel free, I am here to help you :)
    Hanni

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  20. Anonymous11/26/2012

    Hi, so I'm having a similar issue....my first two rows have the right number of stitches, but my row 3 came out with 38 stitches and row 4 has 84... both wrong! For row 3, when you say " * chain 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc*", I'm reading it as *chain 1, skip 1 st (dc or chain), 2 dc in next st (dc or chain) *. Is that right?
    And, I'm reading row 4 where you have "* chain 2, skip 1 st, 3 dc *" as " *chain 2, skip 1 st (dc or chain), 3 dc in next st (dc or chain) *. In your comment above, it makes it sound like I'm supposed to skip 2 st.
    Let me know if you meant something different because I like the result and I'm hoping to give this as a holiday gift.

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    1. Oh, now I see the problem! I was confused with the numbers. Thank you for showing me!
      I corrected that point (there was a similar issue in next row too). Lucky me, this beret was made for me, so I can count the number of sts whenever needed :)
      Anyway in the near future I try to crochet an other beret just following my own pattern to see if there is any other problems.
      Thank you for showing the problem and please give me a feedback, if you completed it or if you see other mistakes!

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  21. Can you tell me the reason for the odd ch1 in rounds 10 & 11? It starts with "ch3, dc1 in each of the next 8 sts, ch 1,

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    1. There is ch1 in previous rounds as well. The pattern says "dc2, dc1 in next 2/3/4/5/6/7 sts, ch1" In these two rounds (R10 & R11) the instructions are the followings: dc1 in next 8 sts, ch1.
      Please take a look at the Ravelry pattern page:
      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-red-riding-hood-beret
      At the first picture you can see that the beret is built up from 12 sections. Each sections contains 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 dc's + 1 ch, except the first section where a ch3 replaces a dc.
      I hope this explanation makes sense. If you have further questions, feel free to ask.

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    2. A little more explanation about the construction:
      Rounds 1-9 = increasing
      In rounds 10-11 there are no increases.
      Rounds 12-13 (-15) = decreasing
      Rounds 16-17 = strap

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    3. Thanks, it was the second part of the instruction that didn't make sense because it seemed to say to just dc1 in each stitch around, not in groups of 8 with a chain between. I've got it now.

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