Ysolda posted a pattern update, and my Gretel beret is finished! (More pictures on Flickr and Ravelry.) I knit the "slouchy" version, and I'm quite happy with it. Ysolda gave this hat just the right amount of slouch, and I love the all-over lattice cable pattern. Although the pattern calls for 230 yards of worsted weight yarn, I got away with one skein of Cascade 220, in heathered gray. Even though I checked my gauge, I wish the brim was just a teensy bit tighter. However, I may just knit this pattern again, so perhaps I'll go down a needle size or two. I see myself getting a lot of use out of this hat when the cooler weather finally hits, but I'm in no rush! :)
P.S. Anyone know what I need to do to get my blog banner to stretch all the way across my page?
P.P.S. I changed the dimensions like Ann said. (Thanks Ann!) It looks great in the Blogger preview, but it's shifted to the right on the real live internet...any more suggestions?