Monday, January 10, 2011

She wore a.....

Blueberry Beret....the kind you find...oops, wait it's supposed to be Raspberry beret LOL!

Just look at those yummy cables!!
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I test knit this pattern. The charts and instructions are very clear and it's a great one to practice cabling without a needle.

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Just love the way the cables intertwine at the top.


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As you can see, it does fit daughter pretty good. For me, it's shorter than I like. It's not the pattern's fault at all! I used very light worsted weight, almost DK. I truly think that's the difference. See pattern notes below.

Close up..
Sigh...I really do love the top of this beret.


Blueberry Beret
Arboretum by Jane Tanner
The Plucky Knitter MCN Lite in Heirloom Linen (looks like blueberries to me ;) .75 skein
US 4 & 6 circulars, knit Magic loop.

Mods: not on purpose though...gauge was supposed to be 22 sts x 30 rows for 4" knit flat. I knit the swatch in the round for the MCN Lite and got 26 sts x 32 rows...of course I admit I did knit this swatch after I finished the hat.

I had swatched another yarn and started using it, but didn't like how the cabled portion was coming out so I frogged it. I had gotten gauge for that yarn.

I then knit the hat in the MCN Lite figuring it was pretty close. As you can see by my gauge numbers, it was a bit off. The yarn is very lovely to use, but it does get a little halo to it.

I'll save it and start another one. Never know when I need to gift a hat. Plus, I have about 1.25 skeins left to knit either mitts or a cowl to go with it. Could be an early gift for someone!

18 comments:

Cookie said...

It's beautiful! Makes me wish I wore hats.

Dee said...

Pretty! The daughter AND the hat. Congrats on the finish.

Lynn said...

See and I started to sing she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini that she wore for the first time today!!!

and I'm not from that generation either!!! But I knew more 50s and 60s music growing up better than 70s.

either way, that is a gorgeous beret!!!

Marissa said...

Scrumptious. Love the cable decreases!

dianne said...

I like that pattern! I love how the cables decrease on the top. I love the color too. I'm hoping to get some Plucky to try soon!

Affiknitty said...

Gorgeous! I love the yarn and the pattern. Of course, now I have a Prince song stuck in my head! hee-hee

MsKnottyKnits said...

That came out so nice!! And the color is marvelous. If you don't want to mess with the remainder of that yar, you can send it to me. I promise to take good care for it!

Kaye said...

MMMM!!!! I really do hate it when people describe yarn as delicious or yummy, but that hat looks yummy!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh pretty! I was going to guess the yarn was Brooks Farm Mas Acero. How wrong was I?! It's beautiful.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

The hat & the color are both stunningly gorgeous!

Anne said...

This is sooo pretty! I like the top as well, but I think I'd add at least one cable repeat to make it a bit longer.

Acornbud said...

Very pretty hat and yarn. I love the cables.

Jo said...

Gorgeous hat - color and cables!

Denise said...

Very pretty hat. I love the pattern and the colors.

weezalana said...

Oooo, I LOVE the way the crown decreases with the cables, into a star. Fabulous!

Knitting Kris said...

Really pretty hat, Zonda! Love it!

Mel said...

Wow, that is an amazingly well designed and laid out hat top! Simply gorgeous, popped it in my queue. Love the color on the yarn too, great knit!

Sourire11 said...

LOVE that hat! The decreases with the cables are just yummy!