Monday, September 3, 2012

Butter Beret

 
 I am not sure what made me do it, but I had a burning need to cast on a simple crochet beret. I call it Butter Beret as the color is the palest yellow. It's a free pattern on Ravelry called Crochet Hat by Corrine Leigh of Threadbanger Fame.

 
I wanted to stash bust so I used a thinner yarn than they used for the pattern. They used Lion Brand Organic Cotton, and I used Debbie Bliss Cotton. Reading through other projects I decided I better add a single row of crochet after each increase row to give the hat some extra poof.


Here is a view from the top. I think the center area got a little wonky when I closed up the starting hole, but I am fairly happy with my stitch consistency.

 
A view from the inside. The pattern calls for just two decrease rows and no additional rows, but I thought it needed a little more, so I added two single crochet rows after the decreasing to clean it up a little and just give it more of a band sort of look.

 
I am fairly happy with it for a first crochet hat, but I think I might agree with my hubby that the color is just a little too light and baby-ish for me. I don't do pastel colors very well. We will see. It might look better with my wool pea coat this fall.

8 comments:

All4MeggyMoo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a lovely little project and I love the colour too.

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you so much! It was fun to do a hat in crochet - I see more in my future!

Inthesky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a great hat, it would be a shame if you did not wear it...could you liven it up with an adornment of the crochet flower variety? Just an idea if it is too tame for you... :) x

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@IntheskyThank you so much! I think I Might have to keep this. The more I bop around my house with it on my head the more I get attached to it. I had the same thought about a flower on it to jazz it up a bit. So I guess that will be on the agenda soon - learning how to crochet flowers!

Susses spindehjørne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute and I like the pale yellow

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Susses spindehj�rne Thank you! :D

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh that is pretty!! Fabulous sunny colour too, well done on your first crochet hat :-)

Lori xx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Hippywitch Thanks Lori! I am pretty pleased with it myself! And happy to do some stashbusting! ;)

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