I've made plenty of stocking caps before, and I absolutely love to make something customizable for different people, but I've also been curious to try some more "standardized" patterns. This slouchy beret design of mine seemed like a good place to start.
Since berets have a lot of stretch and a little flexibility, I wanted to try something different with the pattern too.
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The brim was added last, so I could do one long cast off while maintaining the curve for the edge of the brim. This part also added in one of my favorite - and most used - stitches: the moss stitch. I try to incorporate it somewhere in most of what I design. (I know this picture is a little funky, but it looks a lot better when it's actually on a head!)
The decreases and the yarn overs also give it a bit of a chevron lace look, and these turn the stitches on a diagonal instead of a straight line.
Overall, I definitely loved playing with this pattern, and I can't wait to try some new ones as I keep creating new patterns and methods for constructing these knits.