Beret style hats are easy to wear and versatile. They can be worn slouchy, perched on top of your head, or pulled down for warmth. However you wear them these hats add style and fun to your wardrobe. Updated 5/15/23
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Cabled beret or tam hat. Also includes a chart for the matching scarf. Designed by Jillian Newhall. Uses about one skein 50 grams of DK weight yarn.
Elegant but simple tam hat with a rolled brim. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. DK weight yarn.
Slouchy beret hat was inspired by sea urchins, using bobbles for a textured finish which all graduate towards, and meet at, the crown. Sizes 18, 20, 22 in/45.75, 51, 55.75 cm . Aran weight yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
Coinneal (Candle) Hat
Coinneal is the Irish word for candle and slip stitch candle flames give light and hope on this slouchy hat with a background of striped garter stitch and a brim of two color corrugated rib. Sizes Child, (Adult S, Adult L). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ciara Ní Reachtnín for Knitty.
Lace hat designed by Heather Zoppetti.
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- Also available in Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments
This hat features twisted-stitch columns. Options for fitted or slouchy fit. Designed by Valeria Garcia. Pictured projects by the designer and TheWildSide. Available in English, Spanish, and Portuquese. Worsted weight yarn.
Slouchy Hat With Picot Edge
Jan Wise’s slouchy beret features a picot edge that is formed by turning a hem on an eyelet row. Two sizes.
More Free Patterns
Faux Brioche Beret
This easy hat pattern by Linda Cyr uses a simple rib stitch to mimic the look of the more complicated Brioche stitch. Designed to look great with multi-color yarn.
Maura Kirk designed this hat with a raised leaf motif.
Ingrid Fallon designed this hat for Red Heart that uses one skein of the recommended yarn. Great for multi-color yarn!
Jodi Lewanda’s beret features a buttoned cuff and a body knit in the round with seed stitch for texture in aran weight yarn.
Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich’s easy slouchy hat features a garter stitch body.
A bow and optional beads dress up Erron Anderson’s easy beret.
Any Day Beret
This easy hat pattern by Red Heart features an intriguing spiral diagonal stitch pattern.
bunnymuff’s slouchy beret is designed with cables that run through the band and then echoed in the body of the hat. The band is knit first and then stitches are picked up to knit the body.
Slip Stitch Beret
Easier than it looks! Lisa Gentry designed this easy beret for Caron. Mixing multi-color yarn and solid color yarn with an easy slipped stitch colorwork pattern gives a look like complicated stranded colorwork. Three sizes.
Cabled Rangoli Beret
Technically, Desi Knitter’s design is not based on diamonds but “inspired by an 8-point lotus-shaped ‘rangoli’ design my mother makes, one of the many rice-powder free-hand designs drawn outside many South Indian homes”, but the cable pattern, especially for houndiesmom’s project, looks like a diamond shape to me.
Patterns for Purchase
This hat by WoollyWormheadHats creates its lightning inspired design simple twists and cables with a combination of decrease techniques.
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Falling Leaves Beret
This lace hat by ApiaryKnits is a perfect one skein project, because it takes approximately 175 yards of worsted weight yarn.
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This tam hat with a cable headband knits up quickly in chunky weight yarn.
Stillness of Winter Beret
Slouchy hat in adult, child, and toddler sizes features a wide cable band with 3 cables.
Elegant slouchy beret by Haloopa Joop.
This hat by WoollyWormheadHats uses a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create a unique shape.
Sunny Slouchy Beret
No longer free! Alla Saenko’s textured slouchy hat can be knit in two colors to accentuate the distinctiveness of the stitch pattern. Fits children to adult sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L