My new pattern "Molly" is now available!

This little beret is simple and classic with a few unique details thrown in. The lace pattern brim adds a feminine touch and I think that the swirled top looks really interesting paired with the stripes.

...And don't be fooled by my little hat model. This beret pattern is written for all different sizes, ranging from baby to large adult. You can make a striped version like this one, or in a solid colorway for a more conservative style. I'm in the process of making myself a solid colored Molly right now.

I used the yarn Artesano 100% Alpaca 4-ply for this hat, which is soft and warm. I think that the slightly fuzzy texture looked really pretty in the stripes. This pattern would also look great in
a plain sock yarn though, and be a perfect way to use up some mis-matched leftover balls.

Here is some pattern information for those who might be interested in knitting it:

Extra Small [Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large] (shown in size Medium)(Baby [Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Large Adult])

Brim Circumference approx: 14[16, 18, 20, 22] inches unstretched and after blocking.
Length: approx 5.5 [6, 7, 8.5, 9] inches from cast on edge to top of hat.
(6 [7, 8, 9.5, 10] for a slouchier version)

Note: Brim will stretch a bit with wear. So if you are in between sizes, go down one size smaller to ensure proper fit.

Solid Version: Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Alpaca; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: Fern; 1 [1, 1, 2, 2] skein(s) or approx 145 [165, 185, 215, 245] yds.
Striped Version: [MC] Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 PLY [100% Wool; 200 yd/184m per 50g skein; color: #0785 (Bolivia); 1 [1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 85 [95, 105, 125, 145] yds.
[CC] color: #2318 (Anemone); 1[1, 1, 1, 1] skein or approx 60 [70, 80, 90, 100] yds.

1# 16” US #1/2.25mm circular needle for brim
1# 16” US #3/3.25mm circular needle for body of hat
1# set of US #3/3.25mm double pointed needles for top of hat and I-cord
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
Tapestry needle
Measuring tape

32 sts/38 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch on US size 3 needles

Kits for Molly are available here through One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

Click HERE to see an adult version of Molly in a solid color.

I hope that you enjoy the pattern!

(This pattern has been updated into a beautiful new pattern layout July 2010.)


persjanka said...

pieknie..bardzo ladnie pani robi i sliczna coreczka..pozdrawiam ania

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

Gorgeous! I love the lace brim. This could be a good Christmas present...

Thea said...

The beret is lovely, and those pictures of your girl are just amazing!

Dawn said...

Very cute! Anything on Ava is going to be adorable! Big hugs!

AudKnits said...

I love the brim pattern and the great colors!

Amy said...

This is just lovely. But I have a question - when I try to purchase this, the screen goes right to paypal signin and then to the payment screen. No where can you put in the code NNK. Any Help?

Alana said...

Hi Amy!

The buy now button is for the pattern itself.

To purchase the kit go to www.oneplanetyarnandfiber.com or click the word 'here' in the sentence
"Kits for Molly are available here through One Planet Yarn and Fiber."
The word 'here' is a link to the kit!


Jane Sr. said...

I just started listening to your podcast. I love it, you have a wonderful voice for doing it.
The Molly patter is absolutely beautiful!!!


Poethead said...

Ahhh! Just too cute! Great pictures of your little one, as always!

Seona said...

Alana what beautiful beautiful photos. Have added this to my queue and will be back for the pattern very soon.

Deb said...

I really love this hat and that yarn looks sooooo soft. I definitely want to try it out. That teal blue color is beautiful!

Kate said...

As always, beautiful photography (wink wink!) I love the brim detailing! Great job.

knittinglane said...

I just cannot get over how adorable your daughter is...such a beautiful smile that would brighten anyone's day!

Keep up the great work on the podcast. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them! :)

melissa said...

Love your podcast and love, love, love this pattern!!

Cara said...

I loved knitting up this pattern for my daughter! I might even knit it for myself because I am so pleased with the results!

If you want to see, I posted about it on my blog: http://mrsbrooke.blogspot.com/2010/11/bluebirds-winter-hat-molly-beret.html