FO: hey, that was fast! (ish)

My beret, it is done!

FO: raspberry beret

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

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.



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

  1. grumperina Avatar

    That’s a really clever way to mix different yarns!

  2. Jamisen Avatar

    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.

  3. Rachel Avatar

    Love the colour, and the decreases are very clever! Looks so nice on you too.

  4. Seanna Lea Avatar

    It looks gorgeous on you and the colors are super duper close. Well done.

  5. Jill D. Avatar
    Jill D.

    Will you be publishing this pattern?
    I would love to make myself one!

  6. Jacqueline Avatar

    Wow, I love that hat!!! I’d love a pattern!!!

  7. Knittripps Avatar

    That is fast by my standards!

  8. Wendolene Avatar

    I love it! The colors go really well together, and really pop against your dark hair.

  9. Melinda Avatar

    Wow, that was fast, indeed!:) Love both the colour and the design. Looks great on you!:)

  10. Guro Avatar

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

  11. Diane Avatar

    Beautiful color and design. I love the decreases!

  12. mary jane Avatar

    I love the two tones of raspberry, mmmm good enough to eat!

  13. Valerie Avatar

    Gorgeous. Thats a hat you could wear all year round.

  14. Craftydogs Avatar

    Love this hat. Really suits you and the yarn looks yummy.

  15. whitney Avatar

    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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