- Materials and equipment
- Knitting beret
It is never too late and never too early to start learning new crafts. And if you consider yourself a beginner knitter, then you are a creative and inquisitive person. Crochet and knitting is not just an exciting activity, but also a very useful hobby. Having mastered the skill of crocheting, you can literally from head to toe to dress yourself and all your household (even four-legged).
And to begin, as is known, it is necessary from simple. For example, with knitting in a circle. This is one of the easiest and affordable ways to crochet for beginners. What can be connected in this way? These are all kinds of openwork napkins and rugs, hats, hats and berets, elements for the canvas, made in the technique of freeforms (though this is no longer for beginners, but for experienced craftsmen). We will try to connect a simple beret with you – a useful thing and a good “simulator” for beginner needlewomen.
Materials and equipment
To knit a beret you will need a yarn and a hook of the appropriate thickness of the yarn size. The quality of the yarn depends on the purpose of your headgear: for a warm version you will need woolen or half-woolen threads, for the summer cap it is better to use cotton or silk yarn.
The hook must be chosen according to the thickness of the yarn: the thread itself should be one and a half to two times thicker than the hook, or more precisely, the recesses of its working part. To obtain a more dense mating you need to take a smaller hook, and if you want to get a loose cloth, then take the hook for a size larger than the recommended one. By the way, the required size of the hook and the number of the spokes are usually indicated on the packages of knitting yarn.
In the process of knitting, you will have to use the basic (basic) crochet techniques: air loops and posts:
- Air loop. From the air loops knit basis of the first row and use them in open-work crochet crochet. First, untie the first loop by inserting a hook under the thread and passing it through the loop on the hook. Then pass the hook into the formed loop, grasp the working thread and pull it into the knot. Also, all subsequent air loops are performed.
- Semiammond (connecting loop). The hook is inserted into the third loop of the air chain, picks up the thread and drags it through the loop on the hook and loop of the chain.
- Stack without crochet. The hook is inserted into the air loop and under the working thread and the thread is dragged through the loop, leaving it on the hook. Then once again thread the thread and drag it through both hinges on the hook.
- Stylus with a crochet. The hook, together with the loop on it, is inserted into the loop of the chain, the thread is pierced and dragged through the loop of the chain. Then thread the working thread on the hook and drag it through the cap and loop on the hook.
- Having mastered these elements of crocheting, you can easily tie a beret.
We begin knitting the beret from the crown (the middle of knitting). To do this, we collect five or six air loops and close them in a ring. Then the ring in a circle tightly tied with columns without a crochet (we knit as many columns as fit in the ring). After this, we continue to knit the beret in a spiral, tying two bunches out of each loop through an interval into one loop.
- Note! If you knit beret from thin threads, then you can do more sticks, and when knitting from thick threads, reduce the number of columns.
Knitting of the third row is similar to the performance of the previous one: from each second loop we untangle two columns without a crochet. All the following rows (starting from the fourth) are less frequently knitted, but we are watching that the circle remains flat, and its edges are not wrapped. To do this, adjust the number of columns that are loosened from one loop, making an increase less frequently, or, conversely, adding columns.
- Note! To take turns turned out beautiful and neat, in each row you need to add as many stakes-loops, how many were tied in the previous one. And it is also necessary to maintain an equal distance between the columns of one row.
Bind the crown of the desired diameter, tie several rows without adding loops, so that the circle begins to wrap and become convex. The number of rows depends on the thickness of the yarn – the thicker the thread, the fewer rows need to be tied. After that, continue knitting, reducing the loops (by analogy with the addition). Tie several rows in this way, only make sure that the columns of the adjacent rows are staggered.
The final stage of knitting is to reduce the number of columns in each row to the desired height of the beret. The more intensive will be the decrease in the number of columns in each successive row, the more flat the beret will turn out to be. And in the end of work it is necessary to connect several even dense rows without adding and decreasing the loops in order to obtain the edge of the beret.
And how to decorate your new creation depends on your imagination and your skill. A classic version of the decoration is a crocheted flower. But you can also use ribbons, beads and other decor elements. And you can leave it as it is, especially if the beret is tied up with bright, mottled or textured yarn.
With due diligence, such beret can be tied in one evening (especially if the thread is thick). So take the hook in your hands, thread and begin. Learning is never too late and always useful. And knitting such a simple beret is the most suitable activity for beginners to master the technique of crocheting. Good luck!
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