The tweed made me do it. I had some yarn left over from my Cherie pullover, and when I re-discovered it in my stash this past summer, I knew it had to be a hat. Not a matchy-matchy hat to wear with my Cherie pullover, but a stand-alone hat. A hat that would look great and be functional. I loved Kat Coyle’s pattern in Greetings from Knit Cafe (especially after seeing Nonnah’s sassy version) so I decided to try my hand at it. I cast on for this hat in July, during Project Spectrum’s red, black, and metallics month. I had a few rows left on the needles, and I finally decided to finish it up.
…maybe it is because I knew that I could actually wear the hat now – now that the temperature has begun to correspond with the calendar month…
It’s a little bigger than I intended, and you can see the evidence of that in the above photograph. However, I think going down a needle size would have made it too tight, and I wanted to keep it as a beret. I love the little “dimple” details about 2 inches up where the increases switch to decreases. It adds an little more depth to the pattern.
The hat is flattering, cute, and simple. I will probably make another one at some point… most likely after my sisters see it and ask for one! I considered giving this one as a holiday gift actually, but once I put it on, I thought that I may need to keep it… does that make me selfish? It just seems that the beret’s shape is better suited for short hair styles!