The classic beanie has long reigned supreme as the essential cosy wardrobe staple you need for the winter months. But it looks like the beanie is about to be beat and the beret is making a comeback!
Far from a cliché, the beret is a Parisian style staple that adds an effortless elegance to any outfit, but long before it became the quintessential French fashion accessory, the beret had a history all of its own. It wasn't until the 1900s that the beret became fashionable with artists, actresses, poets and playwrights all wearing berets. But before the beret was even called a beret, it was worn primarily by Europe's poorest. Throughout the berets long and illustrious history it has also been political and a symbol of revolution, from Fidel Castro to the Black Panther's, the beret has never just been a fashionable accessory, with a political history dating back to the 1500s - beret's are far from basic!
1. Brigitte beret
Ooh la la! This classic bright red beret is totally timeless and with a bold red lip to match, this chic look is unforgettable.
2. Sun Ray beret
For a cosier look, this chunky crochet beret is perfect for long walks along the Seine.
3. Meridian beret
Simple and slouchy, the Meridian beret is a must-have wardrobe staple.
4. Classy houndstooth beret
This houndstooth pattern puts a striking twist on a classic piece, grab the matching mittens to complete the look!
5. Twisted falls
Beret feeling a bit basic? Mix things up with an interesting stitch technique to create easy mock cables.
6. Carmel beret
This pattern includes sizes from children’s to adults, which means the whole family can look super stylish!
7. Blanche beret
This knitted beret from Rowan is the epitome of cosy chic.
8. Shell beret
This beginner friendly beret is the perfect project for a newbie knitter looking to level up their wardrobe!
Brighten up a simple beret with these gorgeous twists and cables that create a zig-zag pattern that has our hearts skipping a stitch.
10. When I grow up beret
Super slouchy and uber-stylish, this is another pattern that has sizes from kids to adults! Using a stitch pattern to create a lacy effect and a variegated yarn, this is a show-stopping beret.
11. Symbol beret
Simple and classic, this beret has a beautiful vintage feel that never goes out of style.
12. Get garter
Still not sure about ditching the beanie? This beret is the perfect combination of beanie and beret, comfy, cosy - perfection!
13. Emilia fluffy beret
A fashionable fluffy beret should be on everyone's wardrobe wishlist, we’re obsessed with this uber-chic beret pattern.