Sunday, September 2, 2012

Set of Two Blue Berets With Flower Detail

Next installment of beret week. I really do find these projects to be so satisfying. They don't take an impossibly long time to work them, they are very inexpensive to make (especially considering the luxurious materials used) and they can be embellished or left plain. You are only limited by what you can find in the thrift store, lol!
These next two were supposed to be adult sized except that the bottom band of the sweater wasn't that large. So I changed them up into child sized hats (think grade school children). I left the circle the same size as the adult so these might have just a tiny bit more flop to them. I *might* have a kid to try these on later, we'll see. She might be too big already. And I'm not sure her little brother would be too keen on wearing a floral beret for me.

This sweater was 100% cotton and was a men's sweater. Solid blue with a stripe across the chest.
This beret below is solid colored, no stripe incorporated.

Child's blue floral beret


For the flower I used a long piece of scrap and cut it so that one end would be wider than the other. I folded it in half and used a running stitch through the bottom. Pulled it tight and wrapped it into this flower, the narrow end in the front middle and stitched it together.. Anchored it with a button and stitched right to the hat.

Child's blue floral beret

Child's blue floral beret



Here is the striped version. I made the stripe asymmetrical, running across the right side of the hat, when worn. I attached the flower to this side to call attention to the stripe. It makes me think of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow :)

Child's blue floral beret

Child's blue floral beret


Child's blue floral beret


I would love to see these on twins, sisters or best friends. Wouldn't they be adorable? Gawd, if I had a third one, I could try to borrow the triplets who live across the street from me. Hmmmmm . . . .(rubs chin)

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