Star Jasmine Beret (getting started)

Posted on by MK Carroll

Pattern: Star Jasmine (pattern is in progress)
Yarn: Anderson Alpaca Farm "Louie," 150 yds
Crochet hook size F/3.75mm

Reminiscent of how the earlier versions of this hat flew off my crochet hook and onto someone else's head, I managed to finish a cap in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton (color Bone) just in time for it to be whisked away to NYC. I did not get a photo. I'm now working on a beret version in Anderson Alpaca Farm "Louie" (a small Indiana farm - picked up the last skein on the shelf at Yarns Unlimited when I was visiting Bloomington in September). I think Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino might be a good choice for this; the wool would give it a bit more structure and memory. For this version, I plan to use an elastic cord in the brim to keep it wearable.