My beret, it is done!

FO: raspberry beret

Raspberry Beret
Pattern: my own; basic beret at 7 spi
Needles: 3mm circ and dpn

Yarn
Koigu KPPPM for the ribbed brim – about 10g (35 yards)
Laceweight merino/silk, held double – about 35g (almost 400 yards)

I did about 4 inches of straight stockinette after the hat increases for a medium-slouchy hat.

beret - side-back

When I saw this laceweight at Rhinebeck I knew it’d be a great match for some Koigu I had in the stash! The ribbed brim in wool gives the edge some stability (so it won’t fall off) but the body of the hat is nice and drapey and light thanks to the merino/silk.

beret - side

This hat took me about 5 days – I started on Friday and finished off last night. I love the finer gauge for a lighter hat. The slouchy beret is one of very few types of hat that looks good on me so I need to add some new ones for this winter!

beret - top

And I love concentric circle decreases.

17 Responses to “FO: hey, that was fast! (ish)”

  1. Jamisen

    I really like the hat. How do you get it to stay on when you wear it back on your head like that. I just knit the Modern Selbu and have problems with it slipping off.

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  2. Guro

    It’s just as beautiful as I thought it would be. Love the mixing of the yarns too. They work perfectly together.

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  3. whitney

    I love the way you mixed the yarns! I don’t think I can really pull off the slouchy hats, but they look great on you.

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