Pink lady knits


Spring Beret

Pattern: Spring Beret (ravelry link)
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted "Lettuce" (less than one skein)
Needles: #9 DPN's and Circulars

I had a ball of Malabrigo sitting around and I knew I wanted to make myself a nice new Winter hat. Beret's seem to be all the rage this year in the knitting universe, so I decided to cast on for a nice big slouchy one to wear when the weather got chilly.

This pattern is SO simple, and very well written. The lace pattern is impossible to forget, and within a few nights of sitting on the sofa you have a warm slouchy beret. The pattern was written for cotton yarn because it was designed to be a light Spring hat, but I have to say that the Malabrigo really makes this sing, it's so squishy, it's impossible not to caress.

When photographing it, my husband commented that the back looked like a plant, and now that I see the photos I tend to agree. Appropriately though, I think it looks like a head of lettuce...and that's just fine with me!

I've gotten so many compliments on this one that it's hard to count. In fact, a co-worker has asked me to make her stay tuned for another Malabrigo Spring Beret in "Tuscan Sky".


Anonymous said...

gorgeous beret - it fits you perfectly. Great color and styling for your face. I love it when it all comes together like that. Way to go!

congrats for your hubbys fine photo skills.

Cracking me up with the lettuce idea. You have such a fresh head about you!


Courtney said...

Awww, thanks so much! I"m really happy with it, and it was so easy!
LOL, it does look like lettuce though...right? :)

ekgheiy said...

WOW!! It's beautiful. And color is so pretty on you.

I normally don't wear hats because my hair is so curly; but I think this one just might work for ME curlies. :)