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Mochi Plus Diagonal Stitch Tam
Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson,
CPY “Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications

Inspiration: My significant other has asked me for a beret for absolutely years. I've finally made one that fits the bill - with a little extra fullness for floppy variations, and a tight band.

2 - 50 gm balls Mochi Plus, #558, Neptune rainbow
Crystal Palace Bamboo needles, 16" circular & dpn in sizes US 7
Gauge: 5.25 sts per inch (21 sts/10 cm) over St st on #7 US ndl.

Size: adult medium-large (head circumference ~21.5-23 in)

CO- cast on;
dpn- double pointed needles;
K- Knit;
K2tog- knit 2 sts together;
LT- Left Twist (K 2nd st on left ndl; do not remove; K 1st st on left ndl, and remove both sts. Twist made);
M1- Make one stitch (by picking up bar between sts & placing on left needle); P- Purl;
PSSO- pass slip st over;
rep- repeat;
rnd(s)- round(s);
St st- stockinette stitch; 
st(s)- stitch(es);
tog- together
YO- yarn over;


Cast on:
With circular needle, CO 96 sts. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker. Work in K1P1 rib for ~1.25 in.
Inc Rnds:
Inc rnd 1: *(K2, M1), around.
Inc rnd 2: *(K3, M1), around. Final st count should be 192.

Diagonal St Motif:
Rnd 1: *(P2, LT, P2, K6), rep around. Rnd 2: *(K1, P2, LT, P2, K5), rep around.
Rnd 3: *(K2, P2, LT, P2, K4), rep around. Rnd 4: *(K3, P2, LT, P2, K3), rep around.
Rnd 5: *(K4, P2, LT, P2, K2), rep around. Rnd 6: *(K5, P2, LT, P2, K1), rep around
Rnd 7: *(K6, P2, LT, P2), rep around. Rnd 8: *(P1, K6, P2, LT, P1), rep around
Rnd 9: *(P2, K6, P2, LT), rep around. Rnd 10: *(LT, P2, K6, P2), rep around.
Rnd 11: *(P1, LT, P2, K6, P1), rep around.
Rep these 11 rows for pattern until hat is ~4.25 in from CO.
Crown Shaping:
Notes: [1] change to dpn when insufficient sts rem. to continue on circ ndl.
[2] Add an extra or special marker to your EOR marker so you won't confuse it with others.
Set-up rnd: *(K24, place marker (PM)), rep around.
Dec rnd 1: *(K2tog, K20, K2tog) around. K 3 rnds.
Dec rnd 2: *(K2tog, K18, K2tog), around; K 3 rnds.
Dec rnd 3: *(K2tog, K16, K2tog), around; K 3 rnds.
Dec rnd 4: *(K2tog, K14, K2tog), around. K 2 rnds
Dec rnd 5: *(K2tog, K12, K2tog), around. K 2 rnds
Dec rnd 6: *(K2tog, K10, K2tog), around. K 2 rnds
Dec rnd 7: *(K2tog, K8, K2tog), around. K 2 rnds
Dec rnd 8: *(K2tog, K6, K2tog) around. K 2 rnds.
Dec rnd 9: *(K2tog, K4, K2tog) around. K 2 rnds.
Dec rnd 10: *(K2tog, K2, K2tog) around. K 2 rnds.
Dec rnd 11: *(K2tog) around. K 1 rnd. Rep rnd 11.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a long, ~20 in end. With crochet hook (tapestry ndl) work yarn through each st, and slide off ndl. Pull tautly. Now work the end again through each of the sts to secure firmly. Bring end to center, and make a loop. With crochet hook, make a single crochet chain of ~12-15 sts. Fasten chain to a centre top st and pull end to inside. This tiny “nub" at the top of the hat is useful to shift the beret to the appropriate angle for wear. Work in all ends.
Try a crochet hook for this - no need to thread needle & is fast.

Final Shaping: wet block hat. Gently rinse hat in lukewarm water, roll in towel to remove excess moisture - do not wring! Take a round dinner plate of ~9-10 in diameter and place damp hat onto the plate. Do this carefully, centering the top of hat, as you don't want to form a ‘crooked' crease. Allow hat to dry

Designed and knit by Dr. Laura Andersson

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