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Topic: Another Slouchy Beret - this time a cow pie? EDITED: NOW WITH PROMISED PATTERN  (Read 10250 times)
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littlemissmuffet
« on: October 28, 2007 07:19:26 AM »

Yet another slouchy hat! It seems as the weather gets cold they're all I want to make.


This was made with some really cheap acrylic yarn I found randomly at a Market here. It was 1 quid, and I made 2 hats from it! I actually really like the way the stitch definition shows up, even if it is crappy
yarn.

It's seed stitch and a simple cable twist, all the way up to the top. I'll try to post a tute on my blog in a day or two.

After I made this hat, I found an article in the paper called "30 reason to hate the French" in which they compared Berets to cow pats. It cracked me up and actually made me love the hat even more! It may be a cowpat, but it's the most stylish one i've ever seen!

[img width=500 height=434]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/chasingmyself/IMG_2031.jpg[/img
As always there are more details on my blog, at http://skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com/2007/10/cow-pats-and-slouchy-hats.html

edit: Here is the pattern as promised! It is posted here as well as on my blog (http://skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com/)

PATTERN FOR THE SLOUCHY CABLED BERET OF YOUR DREAMS: OR THE MOST FASHIONABLE COW PIE


Materials:

1 ball any DK weight yarn (I used some random acrylic I picked up in a market.)
1 pair size 5 double pointed needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 pair size 5 circular needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 pair size 4 double pointed needles (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 tapestry needle


Gauge = 5 stitches/inch in stockinette
Abbreviations:

C4F: Slip two stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work. K2, K2 from cable needle.



CO 80 stitches and join, being careful not to twist work. Work in 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1) until piece measures 1.5"

On next round *k1, k1fb* until 130 stitches are on the needles.

Establish pattern as follows: *p2, k4, p2, work 7 stitches in seed stitch*.
Knit three rows in established pattern. On 4th row *p2, c4f, p2, work 7 stitches in seed stitch*. Continue crossing the cables every 4 rows.

Once the hat measures apr. 6" from cast on edge (more or less depending on how slouchy you want your hat to be) begin decreasing as follows:
*p2, k5, p2, k2, work 2 stitches in seed stitch, k2tog, work three stitches in seed stitch*

Work one round even

On next round and subsequent rounds, decrease 1 before and after marker, EOR

When there is only one remaining purl stitch between each of the cables, decrease as follows: *ssk, k1, k2tog, p1*
Next row: *sl 1, k2tog, psso, p1*, 16 stitches remain. Cut yarn, leaving apr. 3 feet. Using tapestry needle, weave yarn through live stitches and pull to close. Weave in ends and block lightly. Wear with pizazz and glee.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2007 07:06:27 PM by littlemissmuffet » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007 07:21:47 AM »

Looking at this hat, I remember why I was going to harass my mother to get me knitting lessons.
It's very pretty.  :3
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allyinthevalley
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 07:51:20 AM »

I can't resist a slouchy beret! Beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 08:18:09 AM »

I love it! How did you do the decreases? In the seed stitch?
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 09:05:10 AM »

I can't wait to see a tute too.  I really like this cow pat!  lol
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soozeq
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007 09:23:46 AM »

That's really a good job. Hurray for making up your own pattern!
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littlemissmuffet
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007 09:39:00 AM »

I love it! How did you do the decreases? In the seed stitch?

Yah, I decreased in the seed stitch until there was no more seed stitch left to decrease. Then I did a few quick decrease rounds with the stockinette of the cables and called it good.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007 11:10:04 AM »

That's so pretty! It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007 01:17:26 PM »

I really like that! Cables + seed stitch = looooove.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007 02:54:33 PM »

aww that hat has to be one of the cutest berets ive seen!! id love the pattern also!! it looks great! Smiley
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