Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A beret for my mom



It's kind of silly to realize that over the years I've been knitting so many hats, but only one beret (over 12 years ago). 
It may have something to do with the fact that this style of hat went out of fashion. I'd never know that for sure though since fashion has never been my thing. But it's a fact that I only knit one beret (and probably about 100 hats) in all those years.

I guess that I used a pattern for that very first one, I don't remember.
These days I usually wing my knitting. So, when I dediced I wanted to knit a beret for my mother, I did just that. And that's probably the reason that it turned out a bit small. As in 'you can hardly see it's a beret"-small.


I do have a big head. Most hats that are smallish on my head are perfectly good on other people. But if I remember correctly (from trying on her church hat when I was a girl), my mother's head is even slightly bigger than mine. So I decided to cast on another hat and try again.

To be continued...



 What I did

CO 78 stitches (5 mm needle, worsted weight yarn), join in the round

1. K till end of round
2-9 K1 (twisted), P1 -  repeat till end of round
10. K1, K1f&b - repeat till end of row ( 117 st.)
11-15 K entire round
16 P entire round

17-21 K entire round
22 P entire round

23. K18,  k2tog, K19, repeat till end of round
24. K entire round
25. K17, k2tog, repeat till end of round
26. K entire round
27. K16, k2tog, repeat till end of round
28. K entire round
29. K15, k2tog, repeat till end of round
30. K entire round
31. K14, k2tog, repeat till end of round
32. K entire round
33. K13, k2tog, repeat till end of round
34.P entire round
35. K12, k2tog, repeat till end of round
36. K entire round
37. K11, k2tog, repeat till end of round
38. K entire round
39. K10, k2tog, repeat till end of round
40. P entire round
41. K9, k2tog, repeat till end of round
42. K entire round
43. K8, k2tog, repeat till end of round
44. K entire round
45. K7, k2tog, repeat till end of round
46. P entire round
47. K6, k2tog, repeat till end of round
48. K5, k2tog, repeat till end of round
49. K4, k2tog, repeat till end of round
50. K3, k2tog, repeat till end of round
51. K2, k2tog, repeat till end of round
52. K1, k2tog, 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. the color is gorgeous!
    and you are so cute!!

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  2. I don't think I've ever knit a beret! Yours fits beautifully and I love the drape of it.

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    1. It's actually fun. I like the smaller version too, but I think my mom prefers them bigger.

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