Chaltén Beret

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Chaltén beret features a unique 2” wide shaped colorwork faced band, constructed of two mirrored stockinette layers. Colorwork (floats hidden inside band.) Crown has concentric decrease shaping and second colorwork motif just above the rim. Finished with Andean folk style tassels known colloquially by Patagonians as chuflines.
Yarn: Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift, or any pure wool fingering-weight yarn which obtains gauge.

Gauge: 25 stitches = 4”. 10 rounds = 1”, in plain stockinette stitch (no colorwork.)

Yardage: Main Color (MC) = 165y [155m]. Light Contrast Color (MC1) = 32y [30m]. Dark Contrast Color (MC2) = 32y [30m]. Or, 2 balls of MC (Easit-White/#120), and 1 each of CC1 (Cloud/#764) and CC2 (Clyde Blue/#168).

Size: One size, to fit average 21-22” head. (Suggestions following for how to make smaller & larger sizes with different weight yarn.)

If you would like to make this beret larger, use a heavier fingering-weight or sport-weight yarn aiming for 5-5.5 or fewer stitches = 1 inch (work with US 3 – 3.25mm needles.) Likewise, if you would like to make smaller, use a fine-fingering weight yarn such as Cascade 220 Fingering, aiming for 6.5-7 or more stitches = 1 inch (work with US 1 – 2.25/2.50 mm needles).

Measurements: Finished Chaltén beret is 10” to 10.5” wide at diameter when flat, and 8“ to 8.5” deep folded in quarters from band to top. Circumference of band, at middle, measures approx. 20”. Finished beret measured after washed & blocked to dry (see hand-drawn schematic page 7).

Skills: Optional provisional cast-on. Working hybrid stitch I call ‘Incorporated i-cord’ for turned edge of band. Colorwork using 2 colors per round. Knitted faced hem. Increasing & decreasing. Making chuflines (tassels, with complete instruction included).

Other Materials: Tapestry needle for weaving ends and making chuflines. Markers.

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Mount Chaltén in Andes Range, Patagonia, Argentina

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by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA

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