The Red Beret

At the moment I'm knitting a cardigan but the pattern is a bit boring. Therefor I have to knit something different in between. And there is also the stash decreasing project, before I buy new yarn I have to eliminate some of my leftovers and perhaps a little bit more. While I was seeing through my stash I found that incredible soft baby alpaca yarn from Cascade. One and a half skein leftover - exactly the right amount for a hat. In my ravelry-queue are a few patterns for hats and the one on top is a great top down hat without a swatch. You could knit it as a beanie or pillbox or beret - I have quite a lot of beanies so a pillbox or beret would be fine. 

I finally decided to do the beret - with a small lacy snowflake pattern (originally for a sock project). I like the outcome:


(Copyright by Rikka)