Sunday, March 8, 2009

FO: My Meret

Meret front view

The specs
Meret - Mystery Beret by Woolly Wormhead (free Ravelry download)
Size L with slouch (one extra pattern repeat)
4.5mm handmade DPNs and 60cm Knitpicks interchangeables
Naturally Merino Fine 10ply - 75g
Cast on Mar 5. Cast off Mar 7.

Meret side view

The verdict
I've not knit or worn a beret before but this is the project which has changed all that. I absolutely love how this turned out!! Love love love.

How did I never wear a hat like this before? I need more!! (Candidates for next up include this and this and this - all Rav links)


The pattern was very well written and was an easy construction but with just enough going on to make it a really interesting knit as well. Very quick with 1 1/2 skeins of worsted weight knitting up in just over 2 days. The yarn was reclaimed from a WiP I'd forgotten about and frogged awhile back. Its from Naturally Handknits but one they are no longer making (such a shame as it was lovely to work with and there is a really shortage here of good 10ply). I have another 75g leftover and am pondering making matching handwarmers. (Matchy matchy..there's a fine line isn't there? Hmmmm.... will ponder that one some more)

More pics etc on my Ravelry page.


Bells said...

oh my. that looks so good on you. I think I simply must have one.

Note to self: cancel plans to cut hair off. Berets look better with some hair.

Sharonnz said...

Stunning!! Love it. A lot!!

earnest hemming said...

Very nice! *...adds to already bursting Ravelry queue"
I love the colour :-)


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What an awesome hat! That is super cute on you :)

I'm always amazed at the wonderful patterns that are out there for free. Just amazing.

Rose Red said...

That is an awesome meret! Love it! I think slouchy berets are the most flattering knitted hats ever!

Norma in NZ said...

that is a seriously stylish hat... love slouchy berets!

nova_j said...

dude you can seriously work that beret!! :D lexi can wear them too, but i reckon i'd just look like a majorly silly person ;) the colour you chose is just right too!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

I love it! I will make it too now!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the beret on you! Great color and design. Great fall/spring hat.

amanda said...

That looks so good on you! Great photos!

lucky knitter said...

That hat looks fantastic on you. I love the color!

Joanne said...

Great hat Gabes! Wonderful use of your wool too :)

asti said...

Gorgeous ! I love a beret now. I made one for of Knittys 'three tams' and was converted. always felt odd wearing a hat before.
Looks great on you :)

Aunt Kathy said...

If I thought for a minute I'd look 1/3 as good as you in that hat I'd have it on the needles right now.

Julie said...


Rebecca said...

Gabes - you are one SEXY mamma!

Cute hat too!


Anonymous said...

You are such a beret girl! It looks great :) Et it feels divine too using that yarn

Anonymous said...

It's fabulous on you - I agree, a plethora of berets sounds like a knitting necessity! One for every day of the week maybe?