Free Crochet Pattern - Le Champignon Beret Hat

My mission: to design a crochet hat that's not only stylish but functional as well. A hat that's dressy enough to wear to social occasions but is warm and able to change with the seasons.

The result is this French-style beret. This hat is so soft and slouchy. You can wear it in a number of ways: wear it near the back of your head for those crisp autumn days or for those freezing temperatures in the heart of winter, pull it down over your ears to keep your head snug and warm. This is a very easy pattern and is suitable for beginners.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern.

Slouchy French Beret

Slouchy French Beret Pattern

I used three strands of Dk yarn held together, one being mohair to give it a touch of fuzziness and warmth. I think a 12 ply to bulky yarn could work too, as long as you get correct gauge. Just play around with your yarns and change your hook size if needed to get your gauge right.

9mm hook (or hook size to get correct gauge)

The diameter measures approximately 5 inches after completing the first 3 rounds.

This pattern is written with US terminology. Work in continuous rounds. Join each round and replace the first dc of each round with chain 3.

Rnd 1  Work 10 dc in Magic Circle

Rnd 2   2 dc in each dc around  (20)

Rnd 3   *dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch* around  (30)

Rnd 4   *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch* around  (40)

Rnd 5   *dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch * around  (50)

Rnd 6 - 9   dc around (50) [4 rounds]

Rnd 10   *dc in next 3 stitches, dc2tog* around (40)

Rnd 11   *dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog* around (30) 

Rnd 12  dc around (30)

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Free Crochet Pattern - Le Champignon Beret Hat Free Crochet Pattern - Le Champignon Beret Hat Reviewed by Roaming Pixies on March 07, 2013 Rating: 5


  1. What is a "Magic Circle", I am not familiar with that term.

  2. Oh hi there, a magic circle is an alternative way to start working crochet in the round. Here is an excellent tutorial on how to do it.

    The same method is used for working dc in a circle, though I start with 2ch at the beginning (that do not count as a stitch).

    Alternatively, you can begin this pattern with: Ch4, join last ch to first ch with slip stitch. Now work the 10dc into the centre of chain ring.

    Hope that helps : )


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