One of my most popular patterns for children is now available for women...Voila La Mademoiselle Beret! Ready to download as a PDF at lulu.com
In my Etsy shop I sell the Petite Beret which is the girls version of this cap knit with New Zealand Merino wool in many different colors. This cap has been very popular in part because it is quite girly and sophisticated, very comfortable and because it's one-size-fits-all designs means kids can use it for 3-4 years without growing out of it. If you would like to knit The Petite Beret pattern, it is included in my upcoming book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. (see photo below)
Over the years I have knit this cap in a womens size for friends and family using RYC Cashsoft DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Sublime Angora Merino and my personal favorite Suri Merino in Twilight from Blue Sky Alpacas. Alpaca is one of my favorite fibers as it is very soft, lightweight and incredily warm making it a great choice for a winter hat. In New Zealand there isn't a lot of Alpaca around but I did get some Blue Sky Alpacas from South Seas Knitting to make this cap (see photo above). If you plan to knit this cap, don't be shy about using your favorite semi-worsted or DK weight yarn and play around with different colors and yarn weights for the adjustable i-cord. This is a very fun and versitile cap that fits all sizes making it a great gift. You can knit one for yourself, and one for a small person!
Inspired by my favorite little girls hat, La Petite Beret which will be in my upcoming book (fall 09) Vintage Knits for Modern Babies (available for pre order on Amazon.com)