Forget the beanie, the beret is back! 13 must-have beret patterns

Published on 22 February 2021 By Holly Butteriss 2 min read

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.

Brigitte Beret
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Brigitte Beret

By 10 rows a day

2. Sun Ray beret

For a cosier look, this chunky crochet beret is perfect for long walks along the Seine.

Sun Ray Beret
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Sun Ray Beret

By My Dancing Hook

3. Meridian beret

Simple and slouchy, the Meridian beret is a must-have wardrobe staple.

Meridian beret
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Meridian beret

By Renate Dziedataja

4. Classy houndstooth beret

This houndstooth pattern puts a striking twist on a classic piece, grab the matching mittens to complete the look!

Classy Houndstooth Beret
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Classy Houndstooth Beret

By My Dancing Hook

5. Twisted falls

Beret feeling a bit basic? Mix things up with an interesting stitch technique to create easy mock cables.

Twisted Falls
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Twisted Falls

By Julie Robinson

6. Carmel beret

This pattern includes sizes from children’s to adults, which means the whole family can look super stylish!

Carmel beret
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Carmel beret

By Muki Crafts

7. Blanche beret

This knitted beret from Rowan is the epitome of cosy chic.

Blanche Beret Hat in Rowan Cocoon
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Blanche Beret Hat in Rowan Cocoon

By Rowan

8. Shell beret

This beginner friendly beret is the perfect project for a newbie knitter looking to level up their wardrobe!

Shell beret
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Shell beret

By Neringa Ruke

9. Traversa

Brighten up a simple beret with these gorgeous twists and cables that create a zig-zag pattern that has our hearts skipping a stitch.

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Traversa

By Woolly Wormhead

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.

When I Grow Up Beret
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When I Grow Up Beret

By Sami Kaplan

11. Symbol beret

Simple and classic, this beret has a beautiful vintage feel that never goes out of style.

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"Symbol Beret by Stella Ackroyd" - Beret Knitting Pattern For Women in The Yarn Collective

By The Yarn Collective

12. Get garter

Still not sure about ditching the beanie? This beret is the perfect combination of beanie and beret, comfy, cosy - perfection!

Get Garter - Comfort Slouch
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Get Garter - Comfort Slouch

By Woolly Wormhead

13. Emilia fluffy beret

 A fashionable fluffy beret should be on everyone's wardrobe wishlist, we’re obsessed with this uber-chic beret pattern.

Emilia fluffy beret
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Emilia fluffy beret

By Vera Mogildea

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About the author

Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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