Meret I and II
Pattern | Meret (Mystery Beret) by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn | Handpaintedyarn.com Colonia 140 in Zeus and Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Alpine Pearl
Needles | 4.5mm circular needles
I actually finished this a long time ago but never got around to taking pictures of it or blocking it so it sat in my FO bag for a few weeks. Then after blocking, I told myself that I should take pics but still, I didn’t get around to it until today. My excuse was that I had been waiting for the right day, right time but that’s just it – an excuse. Blame it on pregnancy hormones and just being lazy to catch up with my assignments on roadside assistance plans plus knitting. Heh.
Anyway, I cannot emphasize it enough – slouches need blocking in order to get its shape, otherwise you’d just end up with an ugly looking beanie wannabe. The pattern is easy to knit up and addictive not to mention simple to remember on those train trips to and fro work. I was pleasantly surprised at how the colourway for the Colonia 140 turned out (see above picture) – the hat came out with clean stripes and sections, and in contrast with my other yarn choice for the pattern (see picture below). Still, it makes for a fun knit and Mum even asked for a slouch – I just need to add an extra repeat for hers since she wants it slouchier.
This pattern goes quite well with semi-solid yarn but is particularly good for self-striping yarns like Noro, or colourways with long colour repeats. These two hats are the final adult ones that I’ll be knitting up and I’ve started work on the accompanying scarves. I still have a child hat-scarf to go but figure that I’d leave that for last since I’d like to get the scarves out of the way first. Am using my knitting machine for the adult scarves and it looks like I should finish them by mid-May.