Berets make a nice change from beanies and give a different look. They can also use up small quantities of yarn. Cabling, Fair Isle and then yarn weight will all change the look of the beret. Sheila’s beret has a little top knot and a bow to decorate it. Her midnight blue homespun wool looks really lovely and her beret can be used with jeans or with a nice navy outfit.
There are some good beret patterns on AllFreeKnitting.
On her travels this year, Marjorie had stopped at Nimbin and bought the most eyepopping, funky woolbatt you could imagine. So Nimbin and something which would appeal to Marjorie’s creativity. Like Hilary, she can manage the most outrageous colourways. We were wondering what she would be doing with this wool batt. She spun it and made some beautiful yarn of retro psychedelic colours. She has now made this funky beret which suits the yarn perfectly but it looks really cool. We loved it . Stark colours can be a challenge and it takes a good sense of colour and a good knowledge of spinning to tame them. Consider this wool batt gentrified now.
There are some nice beret patterns on All Free Knitting. Please note the All Day Beret links don’t seem to be working.