More hats please

Sublime Although I’ve been working on my Double X cardie, I’ve been itching to start a more portable project.  I decided to knit a black beret and nipped out and bought two skeins of yummy Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK.

I really love Beret Gaufre from Veronik Avery.  It’s a super cute textured beret, but my yarn won’t work with the gauge of this pattern.  Trust me, I tried.

I then perused the hat patterns on Ravelry and found Marabou Beret from Ingrid Nielsen.  Also very cute.  I’ll be trying this pattern out next and hopefully my gauge will work here.  I’d better hop to it, since it’s going to be cold, blustery and rainy here in California.  No snow though, so it’s bearable.

After this hat, I fear my fascination will turn to mittens (sibling rivalry?)…

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5 responses

  1. I’ve never really figured out how to wear a beret. I like the idea of it, but maybe it just doesn’t work on me. I can’t wait to see yours! Maybe I’ll try to knit one and see what I think.

  2. Now you’ve done it — bet we get snow!
    Berets are tricky to fit, but if you get it right, they’re wonderful. I have to minimize the volume of my hair by clipping it back (my usual way), then the beret goes a bit low in the back of my head, below the clip, around mid-forehead. It’s a huge hat, not some dainty little thing.
    With your beautiful hair, it should be much easier to get a good fit. Good luck — please post progress photos?

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