I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! As usual, we watched The Creature from the Black Lagoon, a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. After it finished my uncle suggested we watch The Blob. Wow, now that was a B movie if ever I saw one. Ah yes, Thanksgiving, a time for family, pumpkin pie and monster movies…
So I knit up this beret while we were in Portland. It’s from the book Handmade Underground Knitwear: 25 Fun Accessories for All Seasons by Laura Long and Melissa Halvorson. I can’t say the name of the beret as it shares the name of the recipient (and I do believe she reads my blog occasionally), but if you’re interested in knitting it, the beret can be found on p. 61.
I really wasn’t too taken with many of the other projects in this book, but I think this hat is just too cute! It knit up so darn fast that I’m tempted to knit another. I have extra yarn since I bought double what I needed. The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Chunky at 108 yds each (for a total of 216 yds). I’m convinced that’s a typo in the book, since I used just under 108 yds of the Frog Tree Alpaca Chunky. Just FYI.
Pattern: ***** Beret from the book “Handmade Underground Knitwear”
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca Chunky
Needles: size 10 US
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4″
Next time I think I’ll go up to size 10.5 needles because the beret seems just a little snug, but I haven’t blocked it yet which could change everything…