Grace Lace Beret Revisited

by Craig on March 26, 2013

Several years ago, then-Loop staffer Elizabeth Eisenstein designed a beautiful hat called the Grace Lace Beret. We published the pattern on the blog and it’s since been knit by hundreds of knitters.

Grace Lace Beret

We recently knit the Grace Lace Beret in one of our favorite yarns, Koigu Kersti. The subtle color variations of the Kersti solids beautifully compliment the lace pattern. And Kersti is so soft and bouncy, it feels great on your head.

The original pattern caused some confusion because of its unique use of a provisional cast on to create a decorative edge. To make it easier, we wrote simplified version of the pattern, which you’ll find below.

Grace No-Lace Beret

And because some folks don’t like to knit or to wear lace, but still like the shape of the Grace Lace Beret, we wrote a variation of the pattern, which we’re calling the Grace No-Lace Beret. This pattern is below too. For this, we chose one of Kersti’s gorgeous multi color versions.

Enjoy!

GRACE LACE BERET
SIZE
One size fits most women

YARN
Koigu Kersti [100% merino wool, 114 yds / 50g]: 2 skeins.

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
16-inch size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles,
set of 5 size 7 (4.5mm) DPNs,
16-inch size 4 (3.5mm) circular needles.
stitch marker, darning needle.

GAUGE
5 stitches per inch in Stockinette St on size 7 needles. Take time to swatch and check your gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS
K knit
P purl
DD double decrease, slip two stitches together as if to knit 2 together, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over.

PATTERN
With smaller needles CO 120 stitches. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Round 1: *K1, p1; repeat to end.
Repeat Round 1 ten times.

Change to larger circular needles and work Rounds 1-10 of chart (see below) 3 times, then work Rounds 1-6 once. [NOTE: Click on the chart for a larger view of it.]

Crown Decreases
Round 1: *k5, DD, k4; rep from * to end. (100 sts)
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: *k4, DD, k3; rep from * to end. (80 sts)
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: *k3, DD, k2; rep from * to end. (60 sts)
Round 6: *k2, DD, k1; rep from * to end. (40 sts)
Round 7: *k1, DD; rep from * to end. (20 sts)
Round 8: K1, *DD, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, dd, k1. (12 sts)

Cut yarn leaving 8 inch tail. Draw through rem sts and pull tightly. Weave in end on inside.

beretchart1

GRACE NO-LACE BERET
SIZE
One size fits most women

YARN
Koigu Kersti [100% merino wool, 114 yds / 50g]: 2 skeins.

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
16-inch size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles,
set of 5 size 7 (4.5mm) DPNs,
16-inch size 4 (3.5mm) circular needles.
stitch marker, darning needle.

GAUGE
5 stitches per inch in Stockinette St on size 7 needles. Take time to swatch and check your gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS
K knit
P purl
DD double decrease, slip two stitches together as if to knit 2 together, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over.

PATTERN
With smaller circular needles, CO 120 stitches. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Round 1: *K1, p1; repeat to end.
Repeat Round 1 ten times.

Change to larger circular needles and knit 36 rounds.

Crown Decreases:
Round 1: *K5, DD, k4; rep from * across all stitches. (100 sts)
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: *K4, DD, k3; rep from * across all stitches. (80 sts)
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: *K3, DD, k2; rep from * across all stitches. (60 sts)
Round 6: *K2, DD, k1; rep from * across all stitches. (40 sts)
Round 7: *K1, DD; rep from * across all stitches. (20 sts)
Round 8: K1, *DD, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, dd, k1. (12 sts)

Cut yarn leaving 8 inch tail. Draw through rem sts and pull tightly. Weave in end on inside.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth M. March 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Thank you very much.

Janet March 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

love these patterns…but they won’t print out. Any idea why? I do a print preview and all looks good. Click on print and the photo comes through but not the pattern section. Please let me know.
Many thanks
Janet

Craig March 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

You’re welcome, Elizabeth! Enjoy!

Craig March 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Janet, I’m not sure why it won’t print. Try highlighting the pattern, copying it, and pasting it in a Word document.

Mary April 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Hi Craig,
If you could save the pattern that you put on your webpage as a .pdf file, we could save, print, whatever, as I am sure we all have Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Hope this helps.

Laura April 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hi Mary- Thanks for the thought- I’ll take it into consideration. In the meantime, you could copy & paste the pattern into a word document or print out the web page with the pattern.

Suza Barrera May 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Regarding Janet’s post on 3/26/13 about printer problems. While I’m no computer whiz, I think your problem has to do with your print settings. There’s a place where you can choose if you want that page printed where all of the images of the document are printed separately from the text, (which amy be the default setting,) OR if you want the images and text printed all together so that it looks like the screen. Then, if your computer runs slow, it can take a long time for all that data to download to your printer. Go to File, and Print. It’s somewhere inthere. Hope this helps.

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