Crochet Gem Beret and Cowl
Pattern The crochet beret pattern was bought as a kit from Kim Hargreaves.
Cowl pattern: My own design.
Yarn Rowan Alpaca Cotton in #402 and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in #628.
Hooks 6 mm hook for the hat and 5 mm for the cowl.
5 clay buttons for the cowl.
The hat pattern is really great: Easy to make and with a very good fit! I had to change the pattern slightly, because the yarn is a little thicker than the recommended Rowan Kidsilk Haze. This is my second project with this pattern and I am sure I will turn to it many years from now – a classic.
I have a problem finding nice looking crochet hats for me – but berets always seem to look OK :-)
I needed a matching cowl for the hat and designed one myself. For the crochet stitches I used a Japanese stitch guide found in a book.
Closeup of the cowl