At least if the zeitgeist is thirsty for berets, it also has a serious supply of them on tap. Sarah referenced Porom, the new brooklyntweed beret, in the last post’s comments and I really liked that one. I figured hey — might as well round up a few stylish beret patterns that won’t leave your head looking like it’s been attacked by a giant, floppy sea urchin. (Except Porom, which looks like a giant floppy sea urchin in the good way.)
Since I can’t knit ’em all, after some exhaustive Ravelry searching, I settled on the Bousta Beret — the subtle-but-complex stitch pattern hooked me immediately, and in the Ravelry projects, every variation on yarn and size looked fantastic. Best of all, it calls for DK-weight yarn, so I can use that red cashmere I mentioned. Sweet! I don’t have to shop before I cast on!
So here’s Bousta and all my runners-up, with links to Ravelry patterns and projects:
Cassidy’s Cap. Would you look at those cables! Example by tammyknits.
DROPS Basque hat with lace pattern. Free pattern.
February Beret. An instant classic. Free pattern.
Porom Jared Flood strikes again!
Selbu Modern. Just look at it! It’s perfect! Free pattern.
Marronglace Beret. Crochet, for those of us who go both ways.