Canterberet is a classic beret with a garter stitch band and then radiating ribbing making up the crown. Amazingly we resisted a pompom on this one and went with a bow instead (knitted on from the last few crown stitches, so no sewing). Easily made into a classic beret ‘stalk’, though, if you don’t fancy a bow.
Tension: 20sts and 40 rows to 10cm over garter stitch on 4mm nds after steaming / wet blocking. We rarely wet block, but for the Canterberet you really do need to, and over a plate to boot to make the proper beret shape. We used a 25.5cm(10″) dinner plate.
Finished size: to fit adult female head, 51 – 58cm (20 – 23″) circumference after blocking.
We’ve knitted this using 70g Town End Pure Natural DK in Pewter with Luxury Alpaca Blends in Rosie. it also works well in Alpaca with Bamboo as this yarn really shows up the stitch detail.
Needles – 3.25mm and 4mm circs / dpns (depending on your personal preference for knitting small diameters in the round) OR the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.