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.
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?)
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.