My new pattern "Molly" is now available!

This little beret is simple and classic with a few unique details thrown in. The lace pattern brim adds a feminine touch and I think that the swirled top looks really interesting paired with the stripes.

...And don't be fooled by my little hat model. This beret pattern is written for all different sizes, ranging from baby to large adult. You can make a striped version like this one, or in a solid colorway for a more conservative style. I'm in the process of making myself a solid colored Molly right now.

I used the yarn Artesano 100% Alpaca 4-ply for this hat, which is soft and warm. I think that the slightly fuzzy texture looked really pretty in the stripes. This pattern would also look great in
a plain sock yarn though, and be a perfect way to use up some mis-matched leftover balls.

Here is some pattern information for those who might be interested in knitting it:

Extra Small [Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large] (shown in size Medium)(Baby [Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Large Adult])

Brim Circumference approx: 14[16, 18, 20, 22] inches unstretched and after blocking.
Length: approx 5.5 [6, 7, 8.5, 9] inches from cast on edge to top of hat.
(6 [7, 8, 9.5, 10] for a slouchier version)

Note: Brim will stretch a bit with wear. So if you are in between sizes, go down one size smaller to ensure proper fit.

Solid Version: Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Alpaca; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: Fern; 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] skein(s) or approx 145 [165, 185, 215, 245] yds.
Striped Version: [MC] Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Wool; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: #0785 (Bolivia); 1 [1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 85 [95, 105, 125, 145] yds.
[CC] color: #2318 (Anemone); 1[1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 60 [70, 80, 90, 100] yds.

1# 16” US #1/2.25mm circular needle for brim
1# 16” US #3/3.25mm circular needle for body of hat
1# set of US #3/3.25mm double pointed needles for top of hat and I-cord
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
Tapestry needle
Measuring tape

32 sts/38 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch on US size 3 needles

Kits for Molly are available here through One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

Click HERE to see an adult version of Molly in a solid color.

I hope that you enjoy the pattern!

(This pattern has been updated into a beautiful new pattern layout July 2010.)