Saturday, 10 January 2015

Inspired By A Kiss Beret ~ Free Crochet Pattern & Yarn Review

 Inspired By A Kiss Beret


I was lucky enough to be sent some beautiful yarn by Adriafil.
This beautiful yarn is 100% Alpaca and comes in a multitude of colours.
The yarn is made from extra fine Alpaca which makes it beautifully soft.
The fleece comes direct from South America and is of the finest quality.
I was sent 2 balls of Mélange Burgundy (21) to work with.
The yarn is the type that as soon as you pick up the ball of yarn
you just want to squish it :-).
It's a really easy fibre to work with 
and works up with a beautiful drape to it.
It's also easy to frog as long as you take it slowly.
I really enjoyed working with this yarn as it feels
so good as you are crocheting.
You can tell the quality in it just by the feel.
The drape would be fantastic on a garment as it's beautiful and soft
with a relaxed drape to it.
It has such a luxurious feel, shine and drape to it that it just adds
that extra special something to any project.

With such a beautiful yarn I wanted to design something special for you.
I was watching the film "Christmas Kiss".
As soon as I saw the beret in the film I knew what I wanted to
design with it.
I hope you enjoy the pattern!



The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5mm (H) hook.
1-2 x 50g ball of Sierra Andina by Adriafil  (Colour; 21 Mélange Burgundy)
Stitch marker
Wool needle
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408@gmail.com or find me at http://www.crochetaddictuk.com
Guidelines
At the end of each round just carry on, do not join with a slip stitch. 
Mark the start of each round and then move marker as a round is completed.
HK – hook                                           CH – chain                           SS – Slip Stitch
SC –                       Single crochet                                   
SC Inc –                Single Crochet Increase. Increase by placing 2 sc in 1 stitch.
SC Dec –               Single Crochet Decrease. Hook through 1st stitch, yarn over hook, pull hook through, hook through next stitch, yarn over hook, pull through. Yarn over hook and through all the loops.
Puff Stitch -        Yarn over (yo), insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.  In the same stitch, repeat the preceding step twice. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook.
Picot Stitch -       Ch 3, 1 ss in 3rd ch from hk
( ) or * * repeat stitches within

Gauge
8 sts & 10 rows = 2”
If your hat is coming out too big go down one hook size and vice versa if it’s too small.

Sizing guide
Approximately  23.5” (60cm) circumference
To make the hat wider don’t make as many decrease rounds.
To make the depth deeper  copy round 30) for amount required.

Yardage
130-135 metres (mine used 130.34 metres)
142-147 yards (142.54 yards)

Beret
Using 5mm (H) hook and  yarn.
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
 Round 1)              12 sc in the 2nd ch from hk, ss 1st sc (12)
 Round 2)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, ss to 1st sc (18)
Round 3)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 1 sc, ss to 1st sc (24)
ð        Round 4)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 2 sc, ss to 1st sc (30)
ð        Round 5)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (4 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 3 sc, ss to 1st sc (36)
ð        Round 6)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (5 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 4 sc, ss to 1st sc (42)
ð        Round 7)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (6 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 5 sc, ss to 1st sc (48)
ð        Round 8)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 6 sc, ss to 1st sc (54)
ð        Round 9)              Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (8 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 7 sc, ss to 1st sc (60)
ð        Round 10)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (9 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 8 sc, ss to 1st sc (66)
ð        Round 11)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (10 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 9 sc, ss to 1st sc (72)
ð        Round 12)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (11 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 10 sc, ss to 1st sc (78)
ð        Round 13)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (12 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 11 sc, ss to 1st sc (84)
ð        Round 14)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (13 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 12 sc, ss to 1st sc (90)
ð        Round 15)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (14 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 13 sc, ss to 1st sc (96)
ð        Round 16)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (15 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 14 sc, ss to 1st sc (102)
ð        Round 17)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (16 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 15 sc, ss to 1st sc (108)
ð        Round 18)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (17 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 16 sc, ss to 1st sc (114)
ð        Round 19)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (18 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 17 sc, ss to 1st sc (120)
ð        Round 20)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc inc, (19 sc, 1 sc inc) x 5, 18 sc, ss to 1st sc (126)
ð        Round 21 - 22)    Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 125 sc, ss to 1st sc (126)
ð        Round 23)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec, (19 sc, 1 sc dec) x 5, 18 sc, ss to 1st sc (120)
ð        Round 24)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec, (18 sc, 1 sc dec) x 5, 17 sc, ss to 1st sc (114)
ð        Round 25)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec, (17 sc, 1 sc dec) x 5, 16 sc, ss to 1st sc (108)
ð        Round 26)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec (7 sc, 1 sc dec) x 11, 6 sc, ss to 1st sc (96)
ð        Round 27)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec (6 sc, 1 sc dec) x 11, 5 sc, ss to 1st sc (84)
ð        Round 28)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec (5 sc, 1 sc dec) x 11, 4 sc, ss to 1st sc (72)
ð        Round 29)           Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 1 sc dec (4 sc, 1 sc dec) x 11, 3 sc, ss to 1st sc (60)
ð        Round 30-31)      Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ss, 59 sc, ss to 1 st sc (60)
ð        Round 32)           Ch 2, *1 puff stitch, 1 picot, miss stitch* repeat around, ss to 1st puff stitch, finish (30 Puff stitches, 30 picots)





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If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. 
This pattern hasn't been tested. If you find any errors please let me know and I'll amend the pattern.

Susand1408@gmail.com                               http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/                    ©Crochet Addict UK 2015

I was sent the yarn to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were exchanged.

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6 comments:

  1. This would be cute with a ribbon run through it also.

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    1. That's a fantastic idea! Might have a play about with it :-)

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  2. I like the edging you chose, and Melissa's idea about the ribbon.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like it. It's a fantastic idea isn't it :-)

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  3. This is a beautiful pattern. I was wondering what yarn would you recommend if I was not going to use the stunning alpaca that you made yours with?? I'm looking forward to making this but am not able to spend a lot of my yarns. I priced alpaca locally and it runs anywhere from $8.00 to $15.00 a skein. Some day I will be able to spend that much (and love doing it ) but I can't right now. Thank you for your time.

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  4. I'm really sorry but I haven't made this hat with any other type of yarn so wouldn't be able to advise you. Looking at the yarn details they are; 4ply/DK 3 - 3 1/2 mm US4 Gauge 4''=22 sts/30 rows so you could look for a similar weight yarn and try that.

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