This beret is a tribute for Magic Mushrooms from Super Mario Bros. Pow!
size: ~56 cm
needles: 5,0 or size needed to obtain gauge
gauge: 16 s/10 cm in stocking stitch
yarn: Bulky. You can use something like SandnesGarn Easy (107g~110m), SandnesGarn Alfa Glitter (100g~120m), Mambo, Katia Peru (110g~130m)...
Cast on 72 stitch. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.
Now work for the brim by knitting 2 and purling 2. k2 p2 for 7 rounds (or desired length).
rnd 8: *k1, m1, k1, p2* repeat *-* to end (90sts) make stitch by knitting throuh back loop (tbl)
rnd 9-15: knit
rnd 16: k9, m1, *k10,m1* repeat *-* to end (99sts)
rnd 17: knit and keep knitting until the main body of the hat (excluding the brim) measures approximately 17 cm.
start crown shapings:
rnd 1: k9, *k8, k2tog* repeat *-* to end
rnd 2: knit
rnd 3: *k7, k2tog* repeat *-* to end
rnd 4: knit
You are decreasing 10 sts per round. Keep going like this, with one stitch less between the decreases on each round until...
rnd 14: *k1, k2tog* repeat *-* to end
rnd 15: knit
rnd 16 AND 17: *k2tog* repeat *-* to end
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts and tighten to close. Weave in all ends, put beret in your head and make faces to the mirror :D