Red Beret

Last year, I knitted myself a beret from a Purl Bee pattern. It was my first venture into knitting with double pointed needles (daunting!), but I was so happy with how it turned out. But… it was a bit too big and it felt like it was always slipping off my head. It fit my mom perfectly, so I generously begrudgingly gave it to her.

Last week, I went on vacation with two of my sisters and decided that was the perfect time to make a new one with a smaller brim. Hilton Head was absolutely gorgeous: warm, ocean air and lots of sister time.

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I knitted a bit every day—usually while zoning out to the Kardashians. When I got home, I finished it up and wove in the ends. Presto! A nice little beret that fits much better and matches my Spring coat.

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To make the brim smaller, I casted on 100 stitches instead of 128, then just followed the instructions the exact same way from there on out.

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There you have it! Super simple and very fun—I’m already thinking up my next beret, maybe a slouchier one in black or grey. I still have two skeins of this nice red yarn left, so I might attempt a matching lace shawl. Even thought winter’s almost over here…

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

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5 thoughts on “Red Beret

  1. Lovely beret !! This colour is really fitting you well ! 🙂
    I’ve just bought camel fibers to knit a hat too, I was thinking to knit a design of Wooly Wormhead but I still don’t know wich one !! Would you join me for a KAL ?

  2. Pingback: A Finished Shawl | handmade gem.

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