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Topic: Another Slouchy Beret - this time a cow pie? EDITED: NOW WITH PROMISED PATTERN  (Read 14899 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!


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.
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007 10:56:10 PM »

very cool! were did you score the pattern?
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007 04:46:32 AM »

very cool! were did you score the pattern?


Thanks! I designed it myself.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2007 07:27:44 AM »

Wow, it's beautiful! I can't wait to see the pattern, I would love to try to make this!
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007 07:53:24 AM »

I love the simplicity of this hat. The design is so pretty but not over busy. Smiley I would love the pattern as well so add my name to the list!
Is this a hard project for working in the round? (haven't done one yet)
I was planning on making a tank top for my first In the round project but A hat might be better as I assume it would be faster. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007 08:05:31 AM »

Oooh, lovely.  I've never made a slouch beret, but I'd love to knit this one up!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2007 09:19:45 AM »

So cute! I love the cables against the seed stitch. It looks so stylish. I would definitely knit up this pattern. (hint, hint) Wink
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2007 09:47:20 AM »

I love it!!!! please please please post a tute Smiley

cheap yarn is so great!! Especially when the results are so cute!!
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2007 04:34:01 PM »

I love the simplicity of this hat. The design is so pretty but not over busy. Smiley I would love the pattern as well so add my name to the list!
Is this a hard project for working in the round? (haven't done one yet)
I was planning on making a tank top for my first In the round project but A hat might be better as I assume it would be faster. Smiley

Thanks for the compliments! I don't think it's that hard to work in the round - just as much as anything else. The first few rows working in the round are always a bit tricky, but since it's just ribbing on this one, by the time you start the cables you'd be set to go.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2007 05:08:38 AM »

Thanks for the awesome feedback everyone  Cheesy

I put up the pattern on this page, and over at my blog, at http://skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com/2007/10/in-which-i-discover-balance-and-admit.html

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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007 05:15:58 AM »

*cheers* Yaaaaaaaaay! Thank you! I will be sure to post a pic when I get this one knitted up. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2007 05:21:02 AM »

*cheers* Yaaaaaaaaay! Thank you! I will be sure to post a pic when I get this one knitted up. Cheesy

Oh yay! Let me know if you have any problems with my instructions - I'm not very used to writing up patterns, and my "make it up as you go along" method can sometimes be problematic.
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2007 12:03:51 PM »

I am printing it out now and hoping when I go home that I have the right size needles and such. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2007 02:55:46 PM »

I would never guess that you used cheapie yarn b/c that hat is so cute!

Thanks so much for posting a tut, I'll have to add this to my knitting list Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2007 03:06:20 PM »

I would never guess that you used cheapie yarn b/c that hat is so cute!

Thanks so much for posting a tut, I'll have to add this to my knitting list Smiley

Thanks!
I was so pleasantly surprised by how the yarn looks! I guess sometimes acrylic isn't evil, and i got really lucky.
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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2007 07:31:31 PM »

I love love love cow pats now!!! I can't wait until i can advance to doing cable stitches hehe.
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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2007 04:47:42 PM »

LOVE the pattern. btw, what length should teh circulars be?
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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2007 07:01:17 PM »

it looks great! 
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2007 07:50:52 PM »

Those cables look so thick and squishy- I love it!
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2007 03:53:40 AM »

LOVE the pattern. btw, what length should teh circulars be?

I think 24" should work fine.
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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2007 01:54:24 PM »

Love the hat!  I'm knitting myself one, and everything's great.  Just FYI though, there's a typo in the pattern.  It says to increase to 130, when you really want to increase to 120.

It's knitting up so quickly!  I can't wait to finish it.  Thanks so much for the pattern.   Grin
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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2007 03:12:18 PM »

Love the hat!  I'm knitting myself one, and everything's great.  Just FYI though, there's a typo in the pattern.  It says to increase to 130, when you really want to increase to 120.

It's knitting up so quickly!  I can't wait to finish it.  Thanks so much for the pattern.   Grin

Thank you! I'll edit it. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2007 07:11:00 AM »

Oh hurry Christmas presents so I can knit again! I will have to stare at all the pretty finished hats till I can knit so people make some hats! lol
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2007 12:49:36 PM »

This is the pattern I've been looking for!!!
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2007 09:24:27 AM »

It may be the beret of my dreams but not a cowpie.
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2007 12:06:39 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2007 12:56:16 PM »

It may be the beret of my dreams but not a cowpie.

Why thank you! And I tend to lean away from cowpies too. Seeing berets compared to them in the paper made me giggle for days!
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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2007 02:20:28 PM »

I made this hat with a heavier weight yarn and size 7 needles and made it too slouchy according to my dd who was the recipient Christmas morning - I personally like it, but ripped back (5" instead of 8" before the decrease) I initially made mine on dpns so I split the pattern on to 4 needles (4 very crowded needles) where the 2 purl stitches start before the cables.  My first attempt at decreasing (the now too slouchy version) I just made up my own decreases but being that this is the second go-around, I figured I'd try to stay true to the pattern. I'm wondering, where did you place the markers?
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« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2007 03:02:01 PM »

Cute! I like the colour too.  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2008 08:26:59 AM »

I made 2!  The first was too slouchy for dd#1 (Cascade 128 and US#7 dpns), so I kept it, and made her another with lighter yarn, smaller needles and less rounds, Lion Brand Woolease and US#5 addi 16" circs and dpns. 



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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2008 10:19:49 AM »

I made 2!  The first was too slouchy for dd#1 (Cascade 128 and US#7 dpns), so I kept it, and made her another with lighter yarn, smaller needles and less rounds, Lion Brand Woolease and US#5 addi 16" circs and dpns. 


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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2008 10:22:03 AM »

I made this hat with a heavier weight yarn and size 7 needles and made it too slouchy according to my dd who was the recipient Christmas morning - I personally like it, but ripped back (5" instead of 8" before the decrease) I initially made mine on dpns so I split the pattern on to 4 needles (4 very crowded needles) where the 2 purl stitches start before the cables.  My first attempt at decreasing (the now too slouchy version) I just made up my own decreases but being that this is the second go-around, I figured I'd try to stay true to the pattern. I'm wondering, where did you place the markers?

hey, sorry, I just saw this question! My bad.

I've rewritten the pattern to make the decreases clearer. It's up on my blog at skeinsandsteins.blogspot.com, and also on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-springtime-beret)

I can send you the new pattern if you'd like. Email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Again, i'm so sorry I just saw this!
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2008 11:50:53 PM »

The definition is great
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« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2008 12:10:51 PM »

Even if it is cheap acrylic, it still loks great. I almost always make my hates with acrylic just because I like to throw them in the wash and go. Thanks mucho for the pattern!
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I love this!  So pretty!
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