Monday, March 29, 2010

Making: Stella Slouchy Beret

Winter's over, but spring is chilly.  I don't want to look like too bundled up or ready to ski, so I knit Madelinetosh's Stella Hat, a slouchy beret.  It's a free pattern, knits up quickly, and very, very pleasing!

I did, however, use bigger needles than recommended (I used an 8 and 9 instead of a 6 and 8) to get gauge and because I have a big head.  I did 3 repeats but ended up with an enormous slouchy hat.  Like this:

 'Ey mon, give me some kibble!

I was either going to become Rastafarian or rip the thing back.  I finally did the hard thing and ripped it back to 2 repeats, finished it again, and was quite happy with it!

An easy pattern, keeps me warm, and stylish!  Raveled here.

3 comments:

Lucian said...

Looks great! You're amazing.

Marianevans said...

Thanks! And thanks for taking the photos ;)

Salihan said...

Your cat's face is just like my Olly's when I put stuff on his head/face/body. Not impressed at all! Haha... the pink suits it though! :) Cute beret! - me@salihan.com