Monday, December 17, 2012

Falling Leaves Beret

Falling Leaves Beret Front
Our Falling Leaves beret/slouch hat knitting pattern evokes the essence of the season for which it was named with a border of leaves swirling one into another around its perimeter.

This lovely leaf pattern is a modification of Barbara Walker's timeless 'Fern Lace' pattern. Additional details include a twisted rib brim and a twelve-point star raised decrease on the crown reminiscent of a dahlia in bloom.

Falling Leaves Beret Crown

Falling Leaves is suited to most any worsted weight yarn and makes a great one skein project, using approximately 175 yards (160 m) of yarn. A great way to keep warm and clear out your stash! Our sample was knit with Knit Picks Swish Worsted in the Allspice colorway. Swish Worsted is a lovely 100% Superwash merino wool - very soft on the skin.

This downloadable, PDF pattern includes both charted and written instructions. You do not need to know how to read charts to complete this project.

Falling Leaves Beret Side View

NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.