Kewpie Beret

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It's high time for a blog post, don't you think? I finally have the time to blog about the Kewpie Beret. This is in the Spring 2015 issue of Interweave Crochet.

The call for submissions asked for projects with a flash of color on a neutral field. So, this is my take on that idea. This project begins with a two-color spiral in the top center of the beret. It increases as it spirals to make the top of the hat. Once you get the top finished you decrease again and then make the band.

From Crochetme.com:

FINISHED SIZE About 17 1/2 (19 1/2, 21 1/2)" band circumference to fit 18 (20, 22)" head circumference. Hat will stretch to fit bet sizes. Hat shown measures 19 1/2" band circumference.

YARN Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight (50% superwash merino; 25% rayon made from bamboo, 25% nylon; 230 yd [210 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #5001 soft white (MC), #0406 indigo (CC), 1 skein each.

HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS 3 locking st markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 5 rnds in patt = 4." diameter at widest point.

This is a pretty quick and easy pattern. What colors will you use for it? As always, please post your finished photos to Ravelry or to my Facebook page! Seeing finished projects from my patterns really makes my day!

Happy crocheting!

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Photo by Harper Point Photography