|Excuse tortured expression - my photographer was getting shaky!|
This is the Greenery Beret from Weekend Hats, which was a very quick knit, though not an easy one.
"Knit 4 together" is much more easily said than done, let alone "yarn over, slip one, knit three together, pass the slipped stitch over" when your stitches are at the end of a slippery blunt-ended dpn.
How many times do you reckon I passed the yarn-over over, instead of the slipped stitch...? Or dropped the whole lot off the needle? Yeah. Choose your needles with care! A circular needle would have been sensible, but I didn't have one small enough.
This hat is peppered with mistakes. I know this because I had to do some... fudging (see reference to yarnovers above). But even though I know that to be a fact, I can't spot the errors - bargain!
I used a leftover skein of handpainted dk wool from Uruguay. I used it to knit my Pioneer top. It is soft and pretty with amazing yardage. I had 50g of yarn left in the ball even after knitting this hat. It might be enough to knit another one! This one is a gift.
Before blocking, this was a fairly close-to-the head tam and you couldn't really see the fan pattern. After a soak in wool wash and a few days stretched over a dinner plate, we have an actual lacey beret-shaped hat! I love the way the decreases were worked into the pattern on the crown - like a kaleidoscope!
This pattern would be amazing in a self-striping Noro-type yarn :D
So what's next?
You don't think I've stopped knitting hats do you?
I am already deeply engrossed in the Topiary Beanie, also from Weekend Hats. I am working to a deadline on this one, with a friend's birthday looming at the end of the week. I was going to gift her a pair of socks but realised I was more likely to run out of time on a sock project than a hat.
Only having one head helps.