all around my hats

What with the clocks going back and the weather turning decidedly autumnal, I have been knitting hats recently:

Meret Beret

An early birthday present for a friend visiting from central America.  Her birthday’s not until December but there didn’t seem much point waiting till then, when it’s cold and damp now (and in January she’s going back home and won’t have much need of a woolly hat).
meret, for Osirismeret detail
pattern: Meret (Mystery Beret) by Woolly Wormhead
yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Aran shade 673 Cloud

I worked one extra pattern repeat, for slouch but not too much slouch. I love this beret pattern, and it looks lovely on Osiris.

Rose Red Beret

I fell in love at first sight with this pattern, got the yarn at UK ravelry day in June, and have finally got around to actually knitting it.
rose red beret, for merose red beret detail
pattern: Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
yarn: GEM Teeswater, shade ‘Fire in the Heart’
needles: 4 mm & 3.75 mm

I love this hat, although I’m not convinced it actually suits me (isn’t wearing this hat supposed to make me as beautiful as Ysolda?) but I don’t care. Love the colour and the pattern, wearing that hat constantly since finishing it, even in the house. Haven’t blocked it yet and not sure I will, but I think I do need to reknit a tighter brim.

There’ s going to be more beret knitting in the next couple of months, both my mum and my sister have requested berets for Christmas.

And I have also been working on a new hat patterns of my own but you’ll have to wait for the publication of Bobbins for that ….

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4 responses to “all around my hats

  1. OK, those are both awesome!

    Are you doing the Wooly Wormhead mystery KAL? You know you want to. Lucy is, Kath is, I am…all the cool kids are doing it.

    Peer pressure, peer pressure, peer pressure…

  2. I need to make myself a Meret.. but Ysolda’s rose Red looks fab too. Just have to have both I suppose!

  3. ah that WW KAL is very tempting, and it could be my sister’s Xmas beret. But I have no suitable DK in stash, perhaps I will meet the right yarn on Sat?

  4. this bobbins magazine you speak of sounds awesome 😉

    i love the hats! the red one is beautiful…

    is your friend actually really called Osiris? that’s the best name ever.

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