Chain Mesh Beret

Dec 18, 2009
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Author

Laura Bombach

Introduction

So, I love making hats, mostly berets. Here's a pattern that I made up because I had a small skein of yarn that was given to me, and this project uses a relatively small amount of yarn. It's a fun way to increase and decrease, and the pattern is really loose; try it your a different way once you get the hang of the pattern.

Materials List

Patons Brand Katrina (92% Rayon, 8% Polyester), 1 skein in color of choice (I used Limon), or any stretchy, Worsted weight yarn.
Size F/5 (3.75MM) crochet hook.
Scrap yarn of a contrasting color for marking

Yarn needle

Finished Size

One size fits most

Gauge

sorry, no gauge!

Notes

If there are any problems with this pattern, please leave a comment and I will respond promptly.

The Pattern

Brim
Ch 7
Row 1: SC across (6 sts)
Row 2+: SC on back loops only until piece measures 21in/53cm. Fasten off. Seem the two ends into a circle, being careful not to twist it.
Hat
Work in Rounds
Rnd 1: SC 60 evenly around edge of brim, 1 SS in 1st ST of Rnd.
Rnd 2:*CH 5, skip 1 sc, SC in next sc. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 3: *CH 5, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 4-5: *CH 6, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 6-7: *CH 7, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 8-9: *CH 6, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 10-11: *CH 4, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 12-13: *CH 3, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 14: *CH 3, [skip 1st ch space, SC in next ch space]. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 15: Repeat rnd 12.
Rnd 16: *CH 2, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 17: *CH 2, [skip 1st ch space, SC in next ch space]. Repeat from * to end.
Rnd 18-19: Repeat rnd 16.
Rnd 20: *CH 1, SC in ch space of previous rnd. Repeat from * to end.
Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts, tighten and fasten off.

Weave in all ends and block over a plate if necessary.

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Comments

jane-anne wrote
on Dec 29, 2009 10:42 PM

Thank u. Nice, easy, and pritty, pattern.

gmtz16 wrote
on Jan 21, 2010 9:06 PM

Totally cute! I bought a hat like this for 12 dollars but I regret it because I could make the same thing for almost free! Thanks!!!

BarbaraF@7 wrote
on Jan 22, 2010 8:05 AM

Thank you! This is a great and easy pattern that has provided me with a solution for using the single skeins of yarn (who knows what I was thinking when I bought them!) that have been hanging out in my stash for months (maybe years!). Also, one of my sisters is taking up crocheting again after 30???mmm years and has been enjoying making hats albeit without a pattern. I'm going to share this with her anyway!

on Feb 16, 2010 8:39 PM

i dont really get what ur saying

ashley040508 wrote
on Apr 2, 2010 12:51 PM

would 100% acrylic yarn be ok?

ashley040508 wrote
on Apr 2, 2010 8:06 PM

so i made this a little after getting the instructions. took me about 4 hours. it came out beautiful. although a little too large. i have to cut back on some inches. love it though. thanks!

kdmack wrote
on May 1, 2010 7:51 AM
uglyhat wrote
on May 17, 2010 8:06 PM
uglyhat wrote
on May 17, 2010 8:09 PM

Thank you for such a needed pattern.  I am involved in renesaunce fairs, and this pattern will make a fantastic snood.  (pretty hair net)  It will also be a great way to keep my hair out of my paint or clay without boiling my head. 

 

Lollipop024 wrote
on May 28, 2010 5:13 PM

I've been looking for a crochet pattern for a hat like this for months.  I hope when I try it it will be good!!!   :)

If I make it with a G or a H crochet hook, do you think it will turn out OK?

Lollipop024 wrote
on Jun 25, 2010 7:24 PM

I made this in a pastel pink, and it is SO CUTE!!! I love it a bunch! I plan to wear it a ton until it is in threads.The brim is a bit bigger than the circumference of my head, but it's ok. I'll grow into it. Thanks for sharing!!! (From previous comment from me: I actually found the proper hook for it. yay!)

42stitches wrote
on Jul 8, 2010 9:50 AM

I have been looking for a way to make an open work/mesh hat for awhile now; i was having such a hard time working out a decent pattern. This one is practically perfect. I used a J hook and Red Heart super saver. It took me about 2 hours.

Thanks for a great pattern!

on Jul 8, 2010 1:13 PM

I need to make a snood something like this and have been trying to find a pattern for one.  This will do great!  I need to make the snook fairly long and hanging down in the back some.  I think I can do this just by increasing the rounds till it's the length I need, right?  I live in Saudi Arabia, and all of the Filippina nurses have "snoods" that they wear to work (white for the nurses at the hospital, black for the others). Somone is making these for them and they are all different and beautifully made! Some more elaborate stitches than others.  I am a teacher, so I thought I would like to have a couple of these things in pretty colors!  I will give this a try.  Thanks!

CSBSTAR wrote
on Jul 14, 2010 1:36 PM

I love this pattern!  I just completed mine in turqoise.  Thank you for such a wonderful pattern!  Nice & Easy breezy!  Cindy

nana showlow wrote
on Aug 4, 2010 10:34 AM

I made this pattern for my teenage daughter and its so pretty, didnt take long to make. I did make a change in the brim, I made it 19 inches long and it fit just right.    I used a G hook and used Caron simply soft (bought a 6 oz skein, and will probably have enough for 2 hats...)  Thanks for the pattern....I will make it again....

pygmydoyenne wrote
on Aug 9, 2010 9:55 AM

I love this hat so much I made two! :D One for me, and my friend. 

Thanks so much for the pattern! ♥

Granny Dee wrote
on Aug 15, 2010 11:34 PM

This is a great slouch!  I have made it with Red Heart SS, Caron Simply Soft and even Lion Brand Baby Soft.  It is easily adaptable and a fun quick project.  I match it up with an open mesh glovelette for a set. 

Thanks!

Granny Dee wrote
on Aug 23, 2010 1:30 PM

Great pattern..easy and fun.  I have made many for myself in many different colors and yarn textures.  The compliments keep coming!

dd127 wrote
on Nov 16, 2010 2:22 PM

This is awesome! i've been looking for a pattern like this one. thank you, so much!

dd127 wrote
on Nov 16, 2010 2:22 PM

This is awesome! i've been looking for a pattern like this one. thank you, so much!

Lollipop024 wrote
on Nov 16, 2010 7:00 PM

I made this hat and every person who sees me wear it gives me compliments. :)

I made it in pink, and am planning on making it in white, like the picture. The only thing is when you are adding the mesh part to the brim, it was a bit confusing, and the brim is too big for my head and has streched.

I love it!!!

Rita Sage wrote
on Dec 9, 2010 8:09 AM

Can't wait to make this hat for several of my friends. Thanks!

kvelandres wrote
on Jan 1, 2011 5:59 PM

Hi there! I am very excited to try this hat. It will make a special gift but for some reason I am having a hard time understanding how to start of the brim. Can you elaborate more on how to make the brim? Thanks

kvelandres wrote
on Jan 1, 2011 6:02 PM

I am very excited to start this project. I am having a hard time understanding how to start the brim. Can you elaborate on how to start of the brim?

millionish wrote
on Jan 1, 2011 6:47 PM

kvelandres:

I'm not sure how to elaborate more, but the brim is made separately.  Make a long skinny rectangle and sew it together into a circle for the brim. You crochet on the back loops to create the ribbing, but if you don't want to, just do a regular SC.

on Jan 13, 2011 5:06 PM

This is a very cute pattern! My daughter absolutely loves it! Thanks!

kvelandres wrote
on Jan 29, 2011 5:13 PM

I must be the only one that is having a little trouble with this cute hat. I made it up to rnd 14 and it does not look right. Everything else looks nice and it  is coming along. After I complete rnd 14, it seems that it is not closing. It just seems that I increased. What am I doing wrong

on Mar 9, 2011 10:30 AM

lovely, lovely! we love making hats, too. thanks so much. fredw

marvicoll wrote
on Nov 27, 2011 3:06 PM
Does this pattern work from the outside in? Usually you chain to start a project. Do you start a chain with this one. I'm new at crocheting and I'm totally confused on where to start on this pattern. Help me please. I want to do this beret. Marvicoll
on Feb 4, 2012 6:33 PM

I'm fairly new to crocheting and was wondering if someone could tell me what all the abbreviations stand for? My aunt was trying to teach me to crochet years ago, but life got in the way. Now that I'm older and hate messing with my hair, I think this hat would be great to wear when I'm out and about.

Thanks in advance to anyone's help.

Chris

jesikam wrote
on Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM

For the brim do you mean CH 70 or CH 7? If I CH 7, it's going to be one tiny hat... LOL

jesikam wrote
on Apr 20, 2012 12:02 PM

Ok, I figured it out for the brim! Disregard my last comment! ... LOL Thank you for the pattern! 

jesikam wrote
on Apr 25, 2012 12:19 PM

I finished my hat the other day! :D I made it w/ Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn and it came out SO nice! I made it in black. I have some turquoise Caron Soft that i am going to use to make another one! My cousin saw the hat and I am going to make her one in Red Heart Shimmer Yarn in pewter! :D Thank you again for the pattern! 

coolgirl1079 wrote
on Aug 19, 2012 11:44 AM

Im gonna make this! looks so easy! it would be the first project i have ever done! :3

coolgirl1079 wrote
on Aug 19, 2012 11:44 AM

Im gonna make this! looks so easy! it would be the first project i have ever done! :3

coolgirl1079 wrote
on Aug 19, 2012 11:44 AM

Im gonna make this! looks so easy! it would be the first project i have ever done! :3

Selam8604 wrote
on Sep 26, 2012 11:32 AM

I cannot wait to start on this! Thank you thank you thank you for the pattern.

GEMINI61 wrote
on Oct 4, 2012 7:00 PM

I wanted to know if that is a chain 7 or 70 or what for the brim? I'm confused!

Thanks!

on Oct 19, 2013 1:19 PM
Love this! Just made it and its perfect for my dreadlocks!
GailB@6 wrote
on Feb 9, 2014 5:06 PM

Wow !  One of the easiest hats I ever made....I crochet and knit and always looking for a new pattern to make gifts.....Perfect !  Thanks !