Cabled Beret

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A garland of embossed foliage makes a pretty beret to wear hiking in the hills or returning to the city. In the capable hands of cable whisperer Irina Dmitrieva, botanical inspiration translates to a rhythmic, dancing, distinctive motif. Worked from a tubular cast-on for a durable and professional edge, Rambler’s ribbed brim quickly begins to twist into cabled vines that sprout leaves and sweep up to a star-shaped crown. The elasticity of the ribs will accommodate nearly any adult head. Knit from a single skein of Shelter, Rambler is ideal for holiday gifts. Choose a warm autumnal hue, a leafy green, or pop of bright color that will make you smile all winter long.


  • Approximately 140 yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 25 stitches & 26 rounds = 4″ over pattern from Rambler Chart with Size A needle, after wet-blocking
  • One 19-stitch chart repeat measures 3″ wide with Size A needle, after wet-blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 16″ circular needle, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A needle
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 16″ circumference at brim; 24″ circumference at widest point of main body of hat; 8½” height
  • To comfortably fit average adult head sizes 21-24″

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On
  • Wet-Blocking
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