Anca’s Beret


This is the perfect beret for using up odd balls of 4 ply, fingering and sock yarn. Using the travelling jogless stripes method for the body and twisted rib for the brim, this stylish Hat is perfect for gifts.


Hat Description

Anca’s Beret is a striped beret. Worked seamlessly from the bottom up, it starts with a twisted rib brim then increases outwards for a casual, slouchy fit. The body of the Hat features even wide stripes in two colours, which are continued into the crown. Decreases are spaced evenly through the crown and create neat vertical lines that converge in the centre top of the Hat.


Pattern Details


Yarn A: 165 [175, 187, 200, 215] yd/149 [158, 170, 211, 195] m
Yarn B: 150 [155, 160, 175, 195] yd/131 [136, 145, 158, 177] m
4ply/Sock weight, plied yarn; high contrast solid, semi-solid or variegated yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 & 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Yarn A: King Cole Merino Blend 4ply [204yd/187m per 50g; 100% Wool]; Yarn B: Jaeger Angora Spun [120yd/110m per 20g; 70% Angora, 30% Wool]
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head


28 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Stocking St.
32 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Twisted Rib


To fit size: 19 [20, 21, 22, 23] in/ 48.25 [51, 53.25, 56, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 16 [17, 18, 19, 20] in/ 40.75 [43.25, 45.75, 48.25, 51] cm

Pattern Notes

Notes about adjusting depth and slouch, and achieving additional sizes, are included.

About our Hat patterns

Each Woolly Wormhead pattern is a short workshop in PDF format. Each pattern is carefully developed and every effort is made to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible. In addition, the patterns are all multi-sized, professionally edited, and professionally photographed. These patterns will not only teach you how to create your own beautiful knitted Hat, but will also teach you new skills and improve your knitting knowledge!

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Product Details

  • Anca's Beret knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray, Tana Pageler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-9715-4-3
  • Copyright Date: 2010
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW130KAncasBeret
  • PDF File Size: 1.16MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly




Bottom-up, In The Round




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written Only


English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in), L Adult (23 to 24in)

Stitch Pattern

Twisted Stitches

Yarn Type

Dip-Dyed, Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid, Space-Dyed, Variegated

Yarn Weight



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