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February 25, 2008

Looking beret good...

That title sounded much funnier in my head.

Anyway, as you may have noticed I completed another hand-knit beret, this time using the Lion Brand Wool Ease chunky yarn in heathered grey. It's perfect, the weight of this yarn worked great on my hat, and I love a grey hat (conceals cat hair a wee bit better than solid black!)

Several weeks ago I made a black beret out of Thick 'n Quick but the gauge of the yarn is way huger (yep, that is a technical term) and it ended up making a rather large hat. The chunky wool-ease is perfect for this pattern, and I only used about three-quarters of the skein, so this hat ended up costing me a whopping three bucks.

I love that.

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A few weeks ago I saw a girl wearing a knitted hat in a style I hadn't seen before, kind of like a toboggan-style hat but it was long almost like a stocking cap. So if I ever manage to break free of the beret, I may try to mimic what I saw. It looked like her hat was made of a much skinner yarn (again with the technical terms!) and so it might take me longer to make, which would be a good thing, actually. I could use a commuter project that is all knit-in-the-round goodness that lasts and lasts...

Is it wrong that my knitting is largely based on what I can do while on the bus? Wait -- don't answer that.

Question: Have any of ya'll made the beret and is it going okay? I have been more worried about that one project! My way of knitting is so tight and I have been concerned that the pattern won't fit anyone who knits just normal. Let me know! I'd love to hear if anyone has had beret good beret success.

Posted by laurie at February 25, 2008 8:48 AM