Inspired by Taylor, Free Beret/Tam Pattern

I wanted to thank everyone for hanging out with me this year by wrapping it up with another free pattern.  I’ve posted pictures of my friend Taylor and her daughter wearing matching hats on my ELK Studio Facebook page, and it’s been a big hit.  Taylor and I (along with some other friends) took a trip this past April to a women’s convention in Boston.  Taylor found a cute knitted hat but instead of buying it, she asked if I could make her one for this upcoming winter.

I really appreciate my friends having enough confidence in me to come up with my design and pattern without any restrictions.  The only thing she wanted was a bow which wasn’t a problem.  Here is a picture of my beautiful friend, Taylor.

Inspired by Taylor

As I always try to do, I worked this hat up using different yarns.  I had never tried Bernat Satin and really enjoyed the softness and feel of the yarn.  It wasn’t too thick and felt it would be a good fit for the hat……I was right. It had the perfect drape I was looking in a beret style hat, the shimmer of the yarn is beautiful, and it flowed nice and smoothly through my fingers.  (Makes ya want to go buy some right now huh?)

I did try Caron Simply Soft and really liked it too, although it doesn’t have as much “stretch” to the yarn as I would like when working towards the end of the decrease rounds in the pattern.  The hat still achieved a beautiful drape and it looked almost identical to the Bernat hat, but when Taylor tried on the Caron it fit a little more snug than the Bernat.  (I used the same hook).

I had testers help me work up this hat with 3 different sizes with a small measuring 18″-20″, the medium measuring 21″-22″ and the large measures 23″-24″.

Here is another good friend, Wendy, who also is an awesome crocheter and was kind enough to test the pattern for me.  Thanks Wendy!

Inspired by Taylor CollageI hope you enjoy the pattern and would love to see your finished project!  You can share them on my ELK Studio Facebook page!  Who knows…..it may get shown off to the world!

Pattern Instructions:

Supplies:
1. Bernat Satin – 1 skein (2 if you want an alternative color for your bow).
2. Crochet Hook Size – I/ 5.50
3. Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.

Gauge:
7 stitches and 3 Rows = approximately 2 inches.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitch:
dc2tog – YO, insert hook into the next stitch in the row, YO, pull through first 2 stitches, YO, insert hook into next st, YO, pull through two st, pull through remaining 3 stitches.

reverse sc – Also known as the crab stitch, is made by doing a single crochet stitch but in the opposite direction.  Right-handed people work from left to right and left-handed people from right to left.

Small (Fits 18” to 20”)

ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st in first dc (12 st)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, sl st in first dc (24 st)

Round 3: ch 2 and dc in same sp, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (36 st)

Round 4: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Round 5: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 6: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 7: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 8: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 9:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 10:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 11:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 12:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 13:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Round 14:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Round 15:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (48 st)

Round 16:  ch 3, (working to the right), dc in previous hdc (X-Stitch made), (working to the left)*skip next hdc, dc in next hdc, dc in skipped hdc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in top of 3rd ch. (48 st) (If you are left-handed, you will work to the left and then work to the right).

Round 17:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (48 st)

Round 18:  ch 1, Reverse st in previous hdc and around, join by sl st to first reverse st (48 st)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Medium ( 21” – 22”)

ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st in first dc (12 st)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, sl st in first dc (24 st)

Round 3: ch 2 and dc in same sp, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (36 st)

Round 4: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Round 5: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 6: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 7: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 8: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 9: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (108 st)

Round 10:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (108 st)

Round 11:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 12:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 13:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 14:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 15:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 16:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (60 st)

Round 17:  ch 3, (working to the right), dc in previous hdc (X-Stitch made), (working to the left)*skip next hdc, dc in next hdc, dc in skipped hdc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in top of 3rd ch. (60 st)  (If you are left-handed, you will work to the left and then work to the right).

Round 18:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (60 st)

Round 19:  ch 1, Reverse st in previous hdc and around, join by sl st to first reverse st (60 st)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Large (Fits 23”-24”)

ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st in first dc (12 st)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, sl st in first dc (24 st)

Round 3: ch 2 and dc in same sp, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (36 st)

Round 4: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (48 st)

Round 5: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 6: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 7: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 8: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 9: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 6 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (108 st)

Round 10: ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 7 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 8 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (120 st)

Round 11:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (120 st)

Round 12:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (108 st)

Round 13:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 7 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (96 st)

Round 14:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (84 st)

Round 15:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (72 st)

Round 16:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 17:  ch 2 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (60 st)

Round 18:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (60 st)

Round 19:  ch 3, (working to the right), dc in previous hdc (X-Stitch made), (working to the left)*skip next hdc, dc in next hdc, dc in skipped hdc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in top of 3rd ch. (60 st)  (If you are left-handed, you will work to the left and then work to the right).

Round 20:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (60 st)

Round 21:  ch 1, Reverse st in previous hdc and around, join by sl st to first reverse st (60 st)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Bow Instructions

Ch 10

Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, ch 1, turn (9 st)

Row 2: sc in first sc and each sc across (9 st)

Row 3-48:  Repeat Row 2 until you have reached your desired bow size.

Whip stitch the ends together.

Optional:  You can sc around the outer edge evenly for a smoother edge on your bow if desired.

Wrap the yarn around the middle of the bow until it is secure and “fluffy”.  Cut the yarn and weave in all the loose ends.

I hope you enjoy this pattern.  As always, please feel free to sell your projects using my pattern.  I just ask that you link back to my pattern.  Also, please do not use my photos as your own!

Have a great day and be blessed!

 

Kathy

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17 thoughts on “Inspired by Taylor, Free Beret/Tam Pattern

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  2. I really love this, I’ve been way from crocheting for almost 30 years! I really appreciate your generously sharing you patterns with us all. Thanks Chica

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