Friday, February 27, 2009

Lady Parker Beret

This pattern was designed for The Loop and directions can be found on their Free Pattern Page, as a pdf file. Post your projects on Ravelry and see other crocheters' results.

Alright, alright, you already have a slouchy hat this winter. Let me tell you what I like about this one.

It uses alpaca. The droopy slouchy factor is built in!

It has enough looseness to look haphazard,but not enough so as to look like you borrowed it from someone bigger headed.

Single crochet around the brim ensures a firm tight crown at the business end so that the textured fabric can do what it likes without falling off your head. Sometimes, in an attempt at volume, these hats contract too quickly creating a mushroom cloud hat or they overcompensate by ending in a very tight edge. Here, the brim is worked first.

It's crocheted, it's textured, and yet it takes 1 skein! (just)

As to inspiration;


Mary Nolan

Clara Bow

...and Parkers

Bonnie Parker

psst...If you know how else to make 4'11 look tough, let me know.

Lady Amy Parker (who clearly would have gone for a fashionable chapeau like mine)

3 comments: said...

The texture is FABULOUS! I love this pattern. Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.

morgan said...

Thank you so much Rachel! I am such a big fan of your site.

Anonymous said...

Hey I found your blog on craftster, I love the way you add pictures that were your inspiration.

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