Bellota means “acorn” in Spanish, and this chic yet simple slouchy beret looks a little like a stylish acorn top. Worked from the top down with yarn-over increases that spiral out from a cute i-cord “stem,” you can knit it up quickly when the weather turns chilly, and it won’t flatten your hair when you wear it.

DIFFICULTY easy-intermediate
ONE SIZE (20.5” circumference at brim)
Skacel Alpaca Seta [75% baby alpaca, 18% silk, 7% nylon, 50 g / 137 yards]; color: 03 (light gray); 1.5 balls.
Note: If you are substituting yarn, look for something that will be nice and soft against your skin, with a bit of fuzziness and nice drape.
1 set inch US #6/4mm double-pointed needes (DPN), or size needed to obtain gauge
1 20-inch US#6/4mm circular needle
1 16-inch 3mm circular needle
tapestry needle
stitch markers of two different styles or colours
22 sts/34 rows = 4” in st st on larger needles

This pattern is available as a PDF download for $4.50.

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