Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vine and Leaf Beret

Name: Vine and Leaf Beret
Pattern: #11 Vine and Leaf Beret by Angela Hahn (from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009)
Craft: Knitting
Made for Susan
Size: Small
Start date: August 11, 2009
Completed date: August 16, 2009
Needle size: US3/3.25mm
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
How much? 2 skeins-274.0 yards (250.5m)
Colour: 340100
See it on Ravelry!

When I saw the cover for Vogue Knitting Fall 2009, I knew I had to make the hat. I was out buying the yarn, and Susan was there. Susan is big fan of beret and she instantly fell in love with yarn. Seeing how much she loved it, I couldn't help but offer to knit her the hat. We bought a winter white colour for her, and a red for me.

The yarn was beautiful to work with. It is butter soft. It didn't split or pile. Just an absolute dream! The design was also very easy to follow and understand. After knitting, I soaked the hat in warm/cool water. Squeezed out the water by rolling the hat in a towel. Then, I used a 10.5 inch dinner plate to block the hot. Be careful not to stretch the brim when you are placing the hat over the plate. I love blocking with a dinner plate because it resulted in the perfect size and shape for the hat! Can't wait til the fall so we can start wearing our hats!


  1. It is beautiful!!!!! So glad it inspired you!!!!!

    Trisha Malcolm

  2. Absoulutely beautiful work! Fell in love with this hat last night, but cannot follow the instructions. Can you provide clearer, simpler instructions? I hope you can help.


  3. Hi Tricia, which part of the pattern do you not understand?

  4. Oh thank you for responding. I'm use to instructions row by row. And I've never used charts. Is the lace design difficult to do?
    It looks like something I can handle just not the way it's presented.

  5. Hi Minhers, Did you have any problems with the design. It doesn't look too difficult. Is it possile to simplify this pattern?

  6. Hi Tricia, you can email me at It was a very simple design. You just work the chart row by row from right to left.

  7. I've worked with many cross stitch charts, so the chart itself might be okay, and maybe I haven't read the pattern well, but I notice on the first chart the rounds are numbered, 1, 3, 5, etc., what do you do with the even numbered ones?

    On chart 2, what does it mean when it has "no stitch"? I think I can do it, but those two things I haven't dealt with. Thanks.


  8. Oh it would be such a blessing if I could ask for your help.. My darling daughter is working so hard on this and is stumped on her first row of decreasing.. she starts with 182 stitches and should end with 175 and when she works it, it is not coming out right.