Mar 12, 2013

Aurora Hat

pattern: Aurora, by Wooly Wormhead (Ravelry link)  
yarn: I Love This Yarn! in light grey (131 yards)  
needles: sizes US 8 / 5.0mm and US 9 / 5.5mm 16" circs and dpns

I'm not usually a fan of berets. I've never worn one successfully, and much prefer wearing a fitted (even if somewhat slouchy) beanie.That said, when someone requests a hat, I'll make it! And the knitting of a beret is quite fun! This beret had a very simple construction and pattern. And despite the bobbles, the hat didn't take more than a few hours to make.

If I were to make this beret again, I'd give the brim ribbing -- I constantly wonder if garter stitch brims are going to stretch over time, leaving hats too large to fit snug or keep ears warm.

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