Finished: My All-Day Beret

I already told you I loved it. Well, now it’s done.  Sweet heysoos, I luz it.

All-Day Beret

It finished great (aside from my double pointed needles having a mind of their own and constantly slipping out) and then I blocked it.  To keep it’s beret shape, my pal Martha suggested using a dinner plate – I opted for a salad plate and it worked beautifully.  I love wearing it out and really can’t wait until it warms up because it’s the perfect hat for cool days (not so much cold days but guess who doesn’t care).

My only beef is that after I washed and blocked my hat, the brim seemed to stretch.  Not a big deal as it is a slouchy beret, but I wish it were a tad bit tighter around edge.  However, it doesn’t keep me from wearing it.  Because I luz it.

I feel like my knitting comprehension has expanded in the last few weeks and I’ve been churning out projects.  Well-made projects.  Props go out the ladies in my knitting circle and PodMate – you’re fabulous.  I heart you.  And my hat.

*Free Hat Pattern: All-Day Beret from Stitch Nation

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January 31, 2011 - 10:23 am

Becki D - But it’s not a raaaaaaaspberry beret!

Sorry. Every time I come across the word “beret” that song invades my head.

Love the beret. Looove it. Wish I had the patience for that kinda crafting!

January 31, 2011 - 10:50 am

Victoria - WooHoo! Awesome. Go, Brooke, go!
I’ve been looking for beret patterns on Ravelry. I’m looking for a non-slouchy one to replace one that I found at a thrift store and misplaced :(
I like slouchy but not this time of season either. But, they are great for bad hair days and “I don’t have time for doing my hair” days. I get those a lot! :)

January 31, 2011 - 11:28 am

Jessica - I love that!! It’s gorgeous and I might steal hey-soos. :)

January 31, 2011 - 11:53 am

Susan - Totally adorable. Great job!

January 31, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Denise - I would totally buy one of those from you… helloooooo…. are you selling any, anytime soon?

January 31, 2011 - 4:54 pm

DOO DOO - It looks nice. I think you did a fine job with it.

January 31, 2011 - 10:32 pm

elizabeth - How cute is that?!! Very impressed.

February 1, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Angie - Super cute Brooke!

February 4, 2011 - 9:48 pm

Lynda - I LOVE this! I am going to try to make one. I am so enjoying the weekly photo challenges – so fun! (btw – I am violetlmk).

February 27, 2011 - 3:51 pm

kristine - Hi! I’m actually in the process of making the exact same beret for my friend’s birthday. I’m sort of stuck on the Right Diagonal Pattern. Am I supposed to have an extra loop at the end of my round?! I tried to do the math, it appears I might. Did you have the same thing?

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