Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Finished Beret!

Remember when I was making lemonade out of lemons? See Here! Well, instead of using the crochet hook, I picked up with size six double points stitches all around the cast off edge at a ratio of 2 to 3 and then knit in K1P1 ribbing for about 1 1/2 inches. Of course, I was at the hairdressers when it was time to cast off and I was afraid of casting off too tightly, so I scavenged through my purse and used a ball point pen. It was pretty rounded so I had to click it open to have a point. Except for having marked up my fingers in the process, it worked great. So there.... to those airport scanners who confiscate knitting needles...we are very resourceful!

Here is the final flat beret from top and bottom.


I needed to grab a couple of the cuties from next door to model the finished product, because it is hard to photograph it on myself........ I had two willing models: first is Sophia:

And Mariel:

Aren't they adorable! And they didn't even mind posing in 95 degree heat!

There is only one more thing I might do and that is to crochet a single line around the seam from the old cast off and the new cast on. I used this technique when I steeked my Kauni sweater more than a year ago. It is similar to the lazy dazy stitch if you embroider.

Now back to spinning for day 5 of the Tour de Fleece.


Anonymous said...

Very nice!!

Nalamienea said...

Very cute little girls! I haven't tried a beret yet - they look very fun! :) Your site is really pretty too!

Nalamienea said...

Thanks for the visit over at my place! That's so funny about the owl pattern on your son's clothes! I guess because I AM so new everything seems so exciting! hehe

Iron Needles said...

Excellent effort with the pen! Like the save on the hat, too.

Hope the dental stuff is going okay.

Alexandra said...

Very cute hat! I love that color. Great idea about using the pen!