Wednesday, 24 August 2016
SIMPLY COMPLICATED BERET
SIMPLY COMPLICATED BERET
This is a lovely and oh, so simple cap is a special request from a special person. I tried to tell her to get something more *fancy*, but uh-huh-nope.. so I am obliging her with this simple one.
This beret looks so complicated, but thanks to the lovely post stitches, it just looks complicated.. It isn’t that difficult :)
There is a chart available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/totally-tam
This pattern is a free one and my notes here are only for a few (1 or 2) differences... and below is the beautiful inspirational photograph that got me started on this adventure and creation. Thank you Shannon for this superb free pattern :)
Materials used : Today I’ve used our lovely Indian Wendy acrylic yarn, with a 4 mm crochet hook
Skill level : Intermediate. This pattern involves around the post stitches.
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row. Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
Abbreviations used :
lp(s) : Loop(s) sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet ch : Chain
sp : Space sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook yo : Yarn Over
st(s) : Stitch(es)
This pattern is written using U.S terminology. I have worked the whole pattern using two strands of yarn held together.
For the first round, I’ve started with a magic circle and worked 10 dc into that circle.
For the start of each round, I’ve worked with the chainless dc start.
This is a really superb pattern and I think the post stitches just give it a fantastic edge - and also make it reversible - just try it and see what I mean :)
This is the centre top.. Isn't this just a beautiful crown?
I added a row of contrast for the bottom edge .. just for kicks
This is the centre top from the inside (wrong side) .. I think you could flip it and wear it this way too.. so totally reversible I'd say. Sorry pic is not the best.. but you'll see what I mean when you make it soon.
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