Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A beret for my mom - part 2



As you can see this beret is a lot bigger than the one I showed you yesterday. I think this will be a much better size, though now I worry it's too big.
But I've actually got photos of my mom (the girls sent me pictures of them celebrating Sinterklaas with my parents) wearing one of her store-bought berets and I think the size of this one is similar. I hope so.


Sidenote: yes, I cried when I saw those pictures. In public (we were at a beach bar with friends). Because - as you probably know if you've been reading here for a while - Sinterklaas used to be a big thing in our family and I loved hosting and preparing for these loud and chaotic gatherings. And now I wasn't even there. And I also cried because I hardly recognized my mom in those pictures. She aged so much!
But she's still there. And I know now that I have some real friends here on the island. Because they sat next to me and hugged me and comforted me, without even once saying how silly (and selfish) it is to cry when my family (and most important, my mom!) obviously had a lot of fun.


What I did

CO 78 stitches (5 mm needle, worsted weight yarn), join in the round
1-10 garter stitch
11. Kf&b of every stitch (156 stitches)

12-16 K entire round
17 P entire round
18-22 K entire round
23 P entire round
24-28 K entire round
29 P entire round


30. K24, ssk, repeat till end of round
31. K entire round
32. K23, ssk, repeat till end of round
33. K entire round
34. K22, ssk, repeat till end of round
35. P entire round
36. K21, ssk, repeat till end of round
37. K entire round
38. K20, ssk, repeat till end of round
39. K entire round
40. K19, ssk, repeat till end of round
41. P entire round
42. K18, ssk, repeat till end of round
43. K entire round
44. K17, ssk, repeat till end of round
45. K entire round
46. K16, ssk, repeat till end of round
47. P entire round
48. K15, ssk, repeat till end of round
49. K entire round
50. K14, ssk, repeat till end of round
51.K entire round
52. K13, ssk, repeat till end of round
53. P entire round
54. K12, ssk, repeat till end of round
55. K11, ssk, repeat till end of round
56. K10, ssk, repeat till end of round
57. K9, ssk, repeat till end of round
58. K8, ssk, repeat till end of round
59. K7, ssk, repeat till end of round
60. K6, ssk, repeat till end of round
61. K5, ssk, repeat till end of round
62. K4, ssk, repeat till end of round
63. K3, ssk, repeat till end of round
64. K2 ssk, repeat till end of round
65. K1, ssk, repeat till end of round
66.  ssk, repeat till end of round

Cut yarn and use darning needle to thread through remain stitches and pull to close top.
Weave in ends.









4 comments:

  1. It isn't selfish to cry, you weren't wishing they hadn't celebrated, you were sad you weren't able to join in the fun. But you can make it up when you get there and create memories to sustain you. Love the hat!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we will make some good memories when we're there. Dates don't matter.

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  2. hugs to you!! crying is good because it helps to process feelings. I love the bigger version as well as the regular one.

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    1. That's what my friends told me. I'm not used to people accepting that crying is needed. I don't know if it's a Dutch thing, but I was raised (both by my parents and society) to hold back my tears. But it does help to let it go sometimes.

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