I want a hat that is large enough to cover up my braids when I'm trying to do a braid-out. For some reason my hair is never dry by morning when I'm taking the kids to school. Then, when I wear my hair out, the hats that I see at the store are just not big enough for my hair...lol! So, I've decided to make my own. That way I can make it as big as I need to.
Which brings us to the slouchy beret that I've been working on since early September. I found the beret crochet pattern on YouTube (my second home). It was posted by Bethintx1 in four seperate videos where she takes you through it step by step. The color I used (Limelight) is not really something I would wear out but the hat turned out kinda cute anyway. I did a couple more increase rows to make a "Rasta" style hat. I'm gonna start the pattern again (the first try was for experimentation) and make a few variations this time.
The yarn I'm using is called, "I Love this Yarn," and is available at Hobby Lobby for about $3.50 (USD) per skein. I like that it's acrylic for easy washing and is super soft which makes it nice to work with. It's not only perfect for my budget but it comes in so many fabulous colors. My second beret is going to be done in the color "Ivory" which will be a fun look for the winter months.