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Cepes Beret

Bottom up beret with twisted rib
A brilliant way to experiment with different yarn styles, this beret is knit from the bottom up and can be customised to suit your taste, whether classic or more contemporary.

Classic and Contemporary


Skills for knitting this project

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22 sts and 30 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in half twisted rib measured with the fabric relaxed after wet blocking. The rib should be opened up so that the purl columns are visible but not pulled out or stretched widthwise.


6 sizes from toddler to adult extra extra large

Shown in child, adult small–medium (modelled images), and adult large – x-large.



DK held together with lace weight.
West Yorkshire Spinners Pure DK (100% Falkland Islands Wool, 112 yds / 112m, 50g) in Sand.
Filcolana Tilia (70 % Kid Mohair, 30 % Silk, 230 yds / 210m, 25g) in 336 Latte.

Single strand version
Sandness Peer Gynt (100% Norwegian wool, 100 yds / 91m, 50g) in 2564 golden brown.

Needles and notions

US 6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm circular and/or dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.

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