Spring in September

My beret is, as I’ve mentioned before, finished and has accompanied me to work and down town and to my book club and everywhere. It’s still not cold enough to wear a hat during the day but early in the morning and in the evenings you could need a hat.

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This is the Is it spring yet? hat by Constance M.Cole, knit in Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino, color 429 Cape Cod Gray. It is the perfect color for my spring (and fall) coat.

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I had some problems while blocking it. I didn’t want it to be too big so I tried to block it over a side dish but that was too small. So was a regular plate. Eventually I found a platter that could fit. (Sounds a bit like Goldilocks, doesn’t it?)

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I had to reknit the ribbing that goes around the head though. It was just too big. Luckily this is a top-down beret so it was pretty easy to unravel and reknit with a lot smaller needles. I used 2,5 mm needles in the end but I should probably have decreased the number of stitches as well because it’s still a little big.

It only took one skein which surprised me, I had prepared for two, but now I have enough yarn to knit a cowl or something too.