I knit this a bit back, about a month ago I think. It is a gift for a beret loving friend. And I think she will like it. Giving hats can be tricky. But that hasn't stopped me yet.
So, knitting this beret taught me a few things about gauge, and about yarn, and about my knitting (which is loose) and about salvaging a project, and about felting a knitted item on purpose, and then about knitting sadness, and then about actually cutting a pie-shaped wedge out of a finished too-big beret, and sitting down at my sewing machine and stitching it up again, thereby making it fit a human sized head instead of a beach ball sized head.
I learned a lot.
I won't tell the recipient any of this when I give it to her because I firmly believe in not pointing out faults/mistakes in items one has handmade when giving them as gifts. She will, however, read this and then learn the full story which I think will make it mean even more to her. And she will laugh.
The pattern link and yarn details are on Ravelry.
not related to knitting-
I slept in this morning so I did a short yoga—this 10 minute (free on youtube) light yoga session and it felt so good. I had to share.