I was so excited to share this new beret with you that I ran outside with wet hair as soon as it was finished blocking! This time of year you have to seize the good daylight when you can for photos.
- Pattern: Meret (Mystery Beret) by Wooly Wormhead, size large, Ravelled here
- Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca in Pumpkin Spice, about 130 yards
- Needles: US size 6/4 mm
- Mods: I knit three pattern repeats before beginning the crown decreases.
This pattern was fun and straightforward to knit. Everything I’ve knit by Wooly Wormhead has been clearly written with good charts where needed. I knit the largest size, to fit a 22-inch head and did three repeats of the lace pattern. Even after blocking it’s not quite as full or slouchy as it seems to need to be; if I didn’t have bangs I’d want to wear it more on my forehead, and this hat would then be too snug on my head. So maybe 4 repeats next time.
This yarn is something I picked up a few weeks ago at a new knitting store nearby. The color is called pumpkin spice, and I guess the overall appearance of the color fits that description. But up close, the yarn has two colors running through it: cranberry and a golden wheat color. It was lovely to work with, even if it was a little splitty at times. It is soft and has a nice halo perfect for this kind of accessory. And good news–I have enough left to make a matching pair of fingerless gloves!