obi & beretThe lined beret is sized in small, medium and large with an inside grosgrain ribbon band. Measure your head, placing the tape measure around your forehead and skull. Choose your size by comparing your measurement to the hat measurements below. The beret in the photograph is made up in lightweight woolen fabric; I can suggest choosing a tweed, double knit, velvet, or synthetic suede fabric as well to make it up.

SMALL BERET - 22" (56cm)
MEDIUM BERET - 23" (58.5)
LARGE  BERET - 24" (61 cm)

You will need:

½ yd. (.5 m) of fashion fabric

½ yd. (.5 m) of satin lining

7/8 yd (.8m) of 5/8″ (15 mm) grosgrain ribbon for headband

Matching colour thread

Pattern Pieces Key

1. Upper Section

2. Lower section

beret draft

Enlarging The Pattern

Each square = 1″ (2.5 cm)

Includes 5/8″ (15 mm) seam allowance.

Enlarge your pattern on 1″ graph paper or a pattern tracing material such as Red Dot TM by HTC.

Pieces 1 and 2 are quarter pieces; for cutting ease, make each of these full pieces.


Upper Section – 1 fabric, 1 lining

Lower section – 1 fabric, 1 lining

Ribbon – S – 23″ (58.5 cm)

M – 24″ (61 cm)

L – 25″ (63.5 cm)


Mark quarter points on the inner edges of lower section and lining.

Make A Beret in 6 Easy Steps


1. With right sides together, pin fabric upper section and lower section together; stitch. Press seams towards lower section, notching where necessary.


2. Topstitch lower section ¼” (6mm) from seam. Trim seam allowance.


3. Construct Lining upper and lower in same manner as Fabric. With wrong sides together and raw edges even, pin the Lining inside the fabric; baste.


4. Lap the ends of the ribbon headband, turning under ½” (13mm) seam allowance. Stitch in place. Using the seam as the center back, divide into quarters and mark.


5. Matching markings, pin the Headband to the Beret lower section, placing the edge along the seamline. Stitch close to the inner edge and again ¼” (6mm) away. Trim the Beret seam allowance close to the second stitching.


6. Turn the Headband to the inside along the seams; press. Tack the Lining at quarter points.