I finished my Gretel beret!
Mine's the slouchy version. The pattern called for 230 yards, but I managed to get away with one skein of Cascade 220. Only thing that annoys me is holy MOLY does this yarn bleed! It got dye on my hands, and then I went to type on my white Macbook and now some of my keys have a rosey tint. Arrrgghh!
This beret is so cute though that I think it might be worth it:
I also recommend blocking this beret over a dinner plate. When I first finished it, it looked like a giant sea creature that was trying to suck my brain out of my skull. Blocking it gave it a lovely shape.
Overall, a really great pattern and I had so much fun knitting this, despite Cascade 220's attempts to tint my world red. I'd recommend this for anyone who wanted to try getting fancy with their cabling.
Thanks for looking!