Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson (my project: Mallard)
Yarn: Red Heart With Love
Needles: US 9 & US 10 ½ – 16 inch circulars and 40 inch circular for crown
Dates: April 20 to 27, 2013
Notes: Although this is the 4th time I’ve made this hat (first, second, and third versions), I still loved making it. Its fast, super cute and my go to gift hat pattern. This one is for my friend Rachelle who wanted a beanie for chilly mornings when walking her dog (is does get chilly in Los Angeles!).
Red Heart yarn…..I know, I know. You should know by now, I’m so not a yarn snob. I like it all! This stuff is actually really soft (and machine washable & dryable – which was key). It was the teal color that got me! The color is rich and beautiful and I think it will look great on my friend.
If you’ve never done cables this is a great beginner’s project. It’s a simple cable pattern and the cables are on a bed of stockinette (instead of purls). Just knit, knit, knit, cable, knit knit knit knit knit knit, cable, etc.
This is a Epic KALCAL project!