The fall season is beautiful and picturesque; especially in the Mid-Western region of the US. Leaves changing their colour from green to yellow to orange to red to brown, adorn the nature. I observed that a lot of people prefer clicking more pictures, making portfolio photos, collages, and albums during this season. It is a good time for the photographers to showcase their talent.
Pleased by my portfolio, the customer approached me for a winter wear especially a head accessory. I had two options to start with; first, decide on a colour and then look for patterns that will suit it or decide on the patterns and then look for colour combinations. I chose to follow the first one.
The Orange colour is considered as fall colour. So I thought of making something using this eye-catching colour.
I liked the pattern provided in Berroco. This is my first attempt to make a beret hat. The best part of this hat is the loose pattern that gives enough headroom and keeps the hairstyle intact. You can easily make a bun or tie your hair and use this hat to protect yourself from winter.
The pattern is very easy. I followed it, with some changes based on the wool and preferred crochet hook.
- Height of the hat: 9.5″
- Circumference: 23″
The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.
- You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
- You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pom-pom.
- You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give cuteness to the hat.
- You can put fur edging or tassels to give a different touch.
Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!
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- Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear.
- Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern or different pattern but the same colour mix.
- Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
- Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.
- Yarn: Jo-Ann Red Heart – Tangerine
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch Marker, Amazon – Stitch Marker, Jo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.
Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.
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