I named this pattern “Gwen” after my sister, as it is her b-day gift (although belated, sorry sista!). After frogging a few initial versions, I am really happy with the final product! Also, I have to say the Kollage Yummy yarn is just that — yummy. The 80% bamboo makes it very soft also light-weight, so it’s great for summer.
So anyways, here’s the pattern:
Gwen Slouchy Beret
Yarn: 1 skein Kollage Yummy (I used the Mala Green)
Tools: 1 each of size 7 and 9 — 16″ circulars
Gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1″ on size 9’s
Vine Lace Pattern:
row 1: k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2 , yo
row 2: knit all stitches
row 3: yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1
row 4: knit all stitches
With smaller needles, cast on 78 stitches. Join in the round.
Knit in 1×1 rib for 1.5″
Change to larger needles and (k2, m1) across entire row, increasing 39 stitches. This will give a total of 117 stitches.
Knit one row, placing a marker every 9 stitches.
Work Vine Lace Pattern (9 stitch pattern, repeated 13 times) for 4-7 inches, depending on how slouchy you want it. (I did about 6 inches for the hat in the picture).
Ending with row 4 of the vine pattern, decrease as follows:
1: K1, yo, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo (104)
2: K all stitches
3: Yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1 (91)
4: K all stitches
5: K1, yo, ssk, ssk, k2tog, yo (78)
6: K all stitches
7: Yo, ssk, k3tog, yo, k1 (65)
8: K all stitches
9: K1, yo, ssk, k2tog (52)
10: K all stitches
11: Ssk, k2tog, yo (39)
12: K all stitches
13: K2tog k1 (26)
14: K2tog (13)
Cut yarn, and use a tapestry needle to pull it through the remaining 13 stiches. Weave in ends, being mindful of the lace pattern.
Here is a view of the back, so you can see how the Vine Lace Pattern x 13 plays out: