I am in a slouchy hat phase. It has just begun, but I'll have to make at least two before I move on to something else. My first example is this pattern designed by Carrie Strine; Hand-Me-Downs on Etsy. This pattern has the lace-magic thing going. The pattern opens up when the beret is blocked & really looks beautiful! I learned a new little beret blocking trick on Ravelry. Once the wet beret is stretched over a dinner plate, I threaded a string through the knit stitches on the cast on row & cinched the hat in. This just made the finished opening (the ribbed edge) nice & small & perfectly even.
Modeled shot to come.