Rustling Leaves
September 2, 2012
October 23, 2012

Rustling Leaves

Project info
Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos
HatBeret, Tam
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Marks & Kattens Fame Trend Paljett
0.4 skeins = 180.0 yards (164.6 meters), 40 grams
Lankamaailma Tampere in Tampere, Western Finland
Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Alpaka
Taito-Shop Kankuri in Kokkola, Western Finland

I wanted to use the sparkly yarn for something for Saana. She loves hats and also needs one for late autumn so I decided to try a beret (hopefully it won’t itch). The pattern seems nice.

I cast on 144 as per instructions but after knitting a few rounds and reading the comments I realized the brim was going to be too big for my daughter. So I added a second yarn around round 5 and knit with two yarns held together for 6 rounds. I also decreased 4 sts on each needles keeping the k1p1 rib (=32 sts per needle). After the brim I increased back to 144 sts, dropped the second yarn and started the pattern using stitch markers.

This turned out beautiful although next time:

  • Knit in circular needles not to drop stitches
  • CO less stitches: it’s loose even for me. Maybe 110.

The yarn turned out to be quite pretty but it is too acrylic for my taste in general and the quality is not even. I like the sequins but I won’t be buying more of this.

The pattern was clear to follow and well written. I would have given it five stars if the sizing of the brim had been more accurate.

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by Schoeller+Stahl
Light Fingering
50% Merino, 25% Alpaca, 25% Nylon
459 yards / 100 grams

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55% Wool, 38% Acrylic, 7% Other
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  • Project created: September 2, 2012
  • Finished: October 23, 2012
  • Updated: March 27, 2023
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