The Beret's second go-round

Project – Girl’s Beret
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Whew!  Fixing the Girl's Beret to actually fit my daughter's head was not nearly the challenge I expected it to be.  I ripped back the picot row, and the three single crochet rows before that.   I compared what was left to a slouchy beret she already had - it wasn't too far off and only needed some decreasing and a few more rows.  The final adjustment was adding one decrease row of 1 hdc decrease every 10 stitches and then 4 rows of working even hdc.  I continued with the pattern ending of the 3 single crochet rows and the picot row - DONE!

It looks super cute.  Next time around, I would use a hook that is at least an I or a J hook with the Baby Cakes yarn rather than an H hook.  The hat does have more "form" than "slouch" to it for my daughter's preference.  Oh - and while she deigned to wear the hat "as-is" for photo purposes, she is not a fan of the picots, so they'll be pulled out by tonight.  Too bad - I really think those finish the hat off so nicely.



Ooo! I love it! Make a hat for ME!

Thanks Sandy! She's much happier with it now. She even let me leave the picot edging on - I was so stunned!

The Beret looks great! I love how it came out :)

I love it! I've been looking for a pattern like that. I think it is one hat that I might actually wear. I love the edging too. You did a great job!

Thanks so much Kristin and Terri! We're just waiting for the weather to cool off here so she can wear the ensemble.