It’s been a long time since I talked knitting here! Actually, I finished this project more than six months ago. Just when spring started, so I could not wear it once. So now that I can finally give it a try I am super excited!
It might not be obvious that this beret is inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood… If you are familiar with the tv series Once Upon a Time, and if you are a knitter, you are without a doubt acquainted with Mary-Margaret / Snow White and her many different lace knitted hats, each more charming than the last (see my dedicated Pinterest board). But the one I like the most is the one worn by Ruby, the badass diner-waitress version of the Little Red Riding Hood.
There are many patterns on Ravely to make this, I chose this one (it’s free) and I really liked it. Instead of red, I went with my usual dark teal; the yarn is actually a leftover from this cardigan (fr).
I was afraid the whole time I was knitting this because I thought it would be way too small for my head, but as it stretches a lot it fits perfectly: the hem band is snug and warm and comfy.
I love the hem as a matter of fact: the ribbing is folded in two then both rows of stitches are knitted together before knitted the lace portion so… no hand sewing at the end! Okay, I might have messed up on the folding part, it is all twisted… but since the angle is the same than for the lace part, I like to pretend that I did it on purpose.
The only thing I regret is that I did not make it quite tall enough: I started decreasing after 9 or so inches instead of 10, because I guess I was eager to finish, so it is not as slouchy as it could be. But anyway, it’s not a big deal, and I’m very happy with it because it is the first winter hat that I’ve ever had that does not make me look like a mushroom!
Once upon a Time Beret
“OUAT-Inpired Ruby Beret” by Leslie Dalton
Merinos Textiles de la Marque
I love your hat, the colour is beautiful and I thought the angled rib was a design feature until I read your comments about it! I also loved Once Upon A Time, but sadly the third series wasn’t shown here in the UK. 🙁
Really?? I am surprised!
They showed it in France but with really bad dubbing, as they do with most of the TV shows ^^
You are an AMAZING designer/artist/knitter to have made all of these incredible things! I hope I can meet you in person one day – Elise has told me all about you!
Thank you so much Kristin! I too hope that we meet in person 😀