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February 05, 2008



That's our Wendy: tellin' it like it is!
Thank you for publishing the pattern :)


Uh oh.

Super cute hat - I couldn't stop myself from making it, even though the temp outside today is about 65 (in sunny Houston). But something bad happened and I wound up with a beanie with no beret flair at all.

I've checked the pattern a few times and I think I followed it to a T. I even went as far as to buy the recommended yarn (shock, horror!). Any ideas as to what might've happened? I don't think my gauge could be that off - can I ask how many stitches you got to the inch in the original? Is it possible that my head is just THAT gigantic?

Any words of wisdom? I guess I can frog and try another needle size, maybe do 2 rows of increases...I don't know. All I do know is I WANT THIS HAT! Knitting my poor imitation just wetted my appetite even more...



Amber, do you have a big hairdo?

This is a not too-too beret, so if you're looking for something more slouchy, definitely add a little more increases, but not too many. I would rip back and do the first increase round then work 1 round, then maybe do a round with more increases, but increase maybe every 4th or 6th stitch instead, because at the gauge, about 2.5 sts per inch, the widest part would be around 24 inches, at least 2 inches more than most peoples' heads that lasts a full 4.5 inches up the head. So, it's up to you. I'll edit the pattern up top so it mentions gauge. Thanks for the heads up!


Hey that's really cute. I may need to put aside my "I look silly in hats" anxiety and knit that little thing. Very cool.


Thanks for the cute beret pattern! I made your fad classic & LOVE it ... cannot wait for your book!


Love the beret! Thank you for the pattern.


Thanks so much for the pattern. When people ask, just link them here:
http://www.fuckinggoogleit.com/ that's all ya have to do! ;)


Thanks so much for the pattern! I have been searching for a good beret pattern, and I think this one seems pretty straightforward.

I would like to know if it is possible to knit the whole pattern on double pointed needles from the start, instead of having to start using circular, then switching to dpns? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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"I can't tell you how many emails I get from people asking me blah blah blah" Why don't you just stick it in your list of abbreviations and save us all some time.


OK had the hat almost done, I have a big big head! (I wish i could say its hair but no its a big head! So ripped it out now trying starting with 50 stiches then to 72 stiches. Really love this pattern and just spun up the prefect (hopefully) amount of yarn for this very hat! God Bless you and thank you a million times for this pattern! huggs Marion


sorry to be annoying but whats ssk?

jeanie jacobson

what on earth are "sm" and "pm". cute hat but won't be able to make it without knowing that. Thanks.


pm = place marker
sm = slip marker

Standard abbreviations. All and more are available by Googling.

Ellie Mazza

k2 m1(?) - not pearl? Can you find the Rowan spray at Joan's or Michaels? We have no good knitting shops close around.

Margaret Brosious

Question: What is a double seed row and how do you do it? I printed a Knitted Hat pattern and in the pattern it says do a double seed row 1: K2, P2

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