Thank you so much, everyone: I’m very happy you like Oblique and appreciate very much all of your comments.
The beret pattern is all done, but I need to warn you that while I’m pretty sure the pattern is correct, I still wish I had a better photo(better pattern formatting wouldn’t hurt, either). The ones I have are ok, but they’re pretty bland. I might re-shoot if I get the opportunity.
The first thing you’ll notice is that a fairly small needle is called for, despite the weight of the yarn; I wanted this beret to keep its shape well, so opted for a firm fabric. I often have a hard time with hats – I wear glasses and usually find the combination goofy looking. Oona, on the other hand, can put anything on her head and look good. Must be her father’s genes.
I also found that I couldn’t quite decide which side to use as the ‘right’ one. The broken rib shows off the spiraling well, but I also love the waffle texture on the other side. So, I decided to make it reversible by adding an I-cord to the wrong side.
Anyhow, that’s pretty much all I have to say about it. I hope you like it!
EDIT: pattern revised Wednesday, November 28th 2007; please download again if your copy is older… thanks!