Monday, April 07, 2008
The Purl Beret
After I finished the Feather and Fan shawl I decided to go ahead and do another quick project instead of heading right back to the other shawl I have on the needles.
I decided on another hat. I have a bunch of Koigu KPPPM stashed away in two skein bundles that I got on clearance awhile ago and want to start using it. I got it thinking I'd use it for sock knitting. I've realized just how much sock yarn I have, so it won't hurt to repurpose a little of it.
I chose the Purl Beret pattern. The pattern indicates that it only takes one skein of Koigu, but I definitely needed part of a second. In fact, most of the top of the hat came out of the second skein. I did make the floppier version so maybe the smaller one would only take one skein, but I doubt it.
You can see that the Koigu did pool a little but during the decreases in the crown of the hat and during a few of the rounds in the square. I haven't seen it pool before. I do have some of that second skein leftover. I went ahead and made a blanket square with some of the leftovers. I might have enough left over for another baby hat.
Pattern: The Purl Beret by The Purl Bee
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM; color P823
one and a partial skein used
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 3 (3.25 mm)
Notes: I added about 1/2 to the ribbing and knit the body of the hat about 4.5 inches tall; I have 22 grams from the second skein leftover after knitting the blanket square