The Papil Beret uses the same motifs as the Papil Mitts; those were inspired by a tin containing caramel wafers that was given to me by two Dutch friends during Shetland Wool Week 2016. We met up during a workshop I was teaching at a venue in Papil, Burra Isle and they were also staying in a cottage nearby. Using Shetland knitting techniques together with the pattern inspired by the tin from the Netherlands this design celebrates the links we have with knitters all over the world and the amazing community of craftspeople we belong to. As someone once said to me “we are all joined together with yarn and thread”.
The beret is knitted in the round, a rib and stocking stitch edging separated with a row of eyelets starts off the project and forms a picot edge on the brim when folded back.
The beret uses small quantities of yarn for the tulips so are a good way to use small pieces of fingering from your stash.
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, jumper weight (fingering); 25g balls, 105m /115yds
Shade A: Oxford 123 x 1 ball (actual quantity required, 84m / 92yds)
Shade B: Pebble 127 x 1 ball (actual quantity required, 102m / 112yds)
Shade C: Ivy 815 1 ball (actual quantity required, 14m / 16yds)
Shade D: Bramble 155 x 1 ball (actual quantity required, 10m / 11yds)
Shade E: Peony 581 x 1 ball (actual quantity required, 5m / 6yds)
Needles and notions:
Set of 3 or more DPNs or 40 cm circular needle in smaller size for the brim. Extra needles: DPNs or circular needle for picking up and joining the brim stitches (optional).
Set of 3 or more DPNs or 40 cm circular needle. (You might need to switch to DPNs when working the crown). Or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
You should use needles in a size required to give correct gauge.This sample was knitted using 2.5mm (UK 12-13/US 1) needles for the brim and 3.0mm (UK 11/US 2-3) needles for the main part of the hat.
Stitch markers (optional)
Blunt tapestry needle