I just started this fun little beret for my daughter.
Its so colorful and cheery I don't want to put it down!
This all started a few months ago when I compulsively purchased the book Baby Cashmerino 3 by Debbie Bliss. I stupidly bought the book just for this pattern. All of the sweater patterns in the book go up to only size 18 months or so. (Too small for my daughter.) Sooo basically this book had absolutely no use for me except for this "must-knit" hat..
That's what I thought anyways.. until I sat down and actually started it. I pulled out my generous stash of Baby Cashmerino yarn, mixed and matched colors, pulled out my book, started reviewing the pattern, and then... then.... I realized something.
Not only had a purchased a book for only one usable pattern, but the largest size given for this said "usable pattern" was only 6-9 months.
Well. Yea. My daughter is almost three. Yea.. she's only in about the 25th percentile for height and 10th percentile for weight, but her head size for some reason is in the 95th percentile range.
So you can see why I was a little disappointed about the beret. I knew that a traditional 6-9 month size was never going to fit my darling daughter's ginormous head.
But then there was the fact that hadn't been considered yet. It was a Debbie Bliss pattern, and my experience with her patterns has proven that they are often over sized, extremely over sized... Click here if you don't believe me.
So dont worry, this story has a happy ending. I went up only one needle size and the hat looks as though it is going to fit perfectly.
Debbie Bliss Strikes Again!