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Brambles beret for Knit for Victory

bramble beret
bramble beret
bramble beret
bramble beret

I finished my Knit for Victory project – the brambles beret! I loved the pattern, it’s just the right level of interest without requiring *that* much concentration. The yarn was probably not the ideal choice, if I made this again I would pick a single colour so you can see the lovely cabling detail better. The multicolouredness also means that it really doesn’t look 1940s in the the slightest.

The one thing that didn’t go so well is the making it actually look like a beret. I made the medium length which is blocked over a plate, but I didn’t have anything that was quite the right size for what I wanted. For my first attempt I used a saucepan lid that was slightly too small so it basically didn’t end up looking like a beret at all. Then I blocked it again, over a plate which I had originally thought was too big, but was probably fine actually. Except that with blocking it twice, it had really stretched out and wasn’t holding its shape any more, so it still looks more like a slouchy hat than the lovely proper beret in the official photos. That being said, almost all the examples on ravelry that are shown on a person look equally slouchy/like a normal hat (though some may be the shortest length, which is meant to look like a hat), so I’m not sure how the designer got it to hold a nice beret shape. Possibly going down a needle size would do the trick?

Anyway, I do really like it and it’s my new every day hat!

Knit for Victory: a 1940s-inspired knit-along

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  • sister 27 January 2014, 12:30 pm

    Sehr schön geworden. Aber wie du schon selber festgestellt hast währe das Muster bei einfarbiger Wolle besser zur Geltung gekommen.

  • Carina 27 January 2014, 1:27 pm

    Oooh die ist suuuperschön! Die Farben sind toll!! <3
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  • Nessa 27 January 2014, 2:00 pm

    Your hat looks great! Not only interesting stitches but interesting yarn – great choices!
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  • Kerry 27 January 2014, 7:06 pm

    It’s lovely – I know what you mean about the shape as my beret is the same. Maybe it just happens differently depending on how ‘soft’ the wool is
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  • Jacqueline 28 January 2014, 4:47 am

    Congrats on finishing it, it looks great!! 🙂 🙂
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  • Clare B 28 January 2014, 8:48 am

    Looks great. I made a brambles last year, for me – completely got the gauge wrong and it ended up being for E. On it’s first outing it got left in the park. Oops! Guess it wasn’t to be. Loved the pattern though so perhaps this winter I’ll try to knit another.
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  • Jen 29 January 2014, 10:26 pm

    So pretty!