December 14, 2006
1 skein Koigu Painter’s Palette or another fingering weight yarn
I used less than one skein of Koigu for my adult-size beret, or approximately 150 yards.
Please note, if your gauge is any tighter than 7 stitches per inch you will need more than one skein! If you are unsure about your knitting, or think you want a slightly floppier beret, please make sure you have 2 skeins to work with.
16-inch circular needles, US size 3 (I use Addi Turbos)
1 set of double-pointed needles, US size 3 or correct size for gauge (I use Crystal Palace bamboo dpn)
This pattern is sized for a medium adult head, or about 20 inches. The ribbed brim is stretchy, though, so it will fit 20 - 22 inch noggins with no problem.