Matching gray beret & fingerless mitts

When I was leaving for Rhinebeck back in October, I needed a small, portable knitting project. After all, I was headed to a sheep and wool festival, flying on a plane and doing some traveling by car, so I knew there would be knitting time.

I finished these fingerless gloves the weekend I was there. The pattern is Arctic Blast Mitts (Ravelry link), knit in DK weight so they work up fast.

Aren’t they lovely?

But I also needed a hat to match. I always say I look a bit like a hobo when wooly season sets in, with unmatched hats, gloves and scarves. Perhaps I should say it’s boho, that sounds like I did it on purpose, doesn’t it?

Anyway, you see why I needed a matching hat.

It being, well, me, I went for a beret.

The pattern is QL Slouch (Ravelry link) by Wooly Wormhead, a talented hat designer who recently came out with Classic Wooly Toppers, a book that looks to have several hats that the vintage knitters among us might enjoy.

The pattern was very simple and enjoyable. And while it was for a slouchy hat, I was able to block it into a beret using a dinner plate. (It’s actually meant to be reversible if you don’t block it into a firm beret shape.)

I did say matching, didn’t I? By matching, I meant they really don’t match at all, they just use the same yarn.

Both were quick knits, and already getting lots of use!

Any accessories on your needles this fall?

Filed: Knitting, Vintage Wardrobe


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