p'tit beret fascinator by Madelaine Pippa Bartlett

p'tit beret fascinator

September 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 13 - 9.0 mm
88 - 220 yards (80 - 201 m)
one, 4-inch diameter
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I’ve noticed a renaissance of hats and headpieces on the runways and the street lately, so I just had to combine this new look with an old favorite of mine. Berets are my favorite kinds of hats. They’re just so casual, so elegant, and so French. They look good worn to the back of the head with exposed bangs or pulled tight over the ears on a windy day. A good beret can be so many things, bulky or lacey, stiff or floppy, oversized or even mini.

This teeny tiny beret can be jazzed up with feathers and lace or keep it subtle and plain. Knit in the round on large needles, this p’tit beret knits up quick and then gets tossed in the wash to felt it down to size. You can attach it to a clip, comb or whatever you please, but I find an elastic headband holds it in place the best. A great New Year’s Eve accessory or last minute gift!