I like this pattern because this beret is very versatile and can be adjusted easily. It calls for US 3 when you begin then you switch to US7, but I know how I knit , that would not have worked. As Elizabeth Zimmerman would say, the stitches after the brim would have been sleazy if I did not use US 6 instead.
This pattern is not demanding, but you do have to pay attention to your knitting. A person gives you a pattern to follow, but you are responsible to make adjustments as needed. I ended using US 3 as I was about 4 rows away from finishing the crown as I wanted a very tight top, the little I-Cord stub was done with the US3.
The Beret is very soft due to the use of the Kid-Silk mohair strand along with the superwash Cascade Merino. I am hoping to make more Berets in the near future. This was a very quick knit , less than two days, I guess I am a quick knitter some times. When you shave your head or have no hair for whatever reason, a soft hat like this one is a sensual indulgence. I was very happy with the way it turned out and with my photographic adventure. I could have done a bit more to make the photographs more Catalog, but hey I have to get ready for my trip to LambTown tomorrow. There will be pictures and maybe I will get some yarn, we shall see. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the Beret and if you are not on Ravelry, go and sign up, it is a fantastic resource for knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers. Thanks for stopping by!