Heck, I live alone. I might as well break into song. Maybe I should sing a French song. Maybe I would, if I knew any besides "Frère Jacques."
It was knit twice, and blocked three times. This was definitely a knitting victory snatched from the wooly jaws of defeat. I love this beret. It flops perfectly. From now on, this will be my beret pattern of choice.
The Birdwatcher's Beret KnitKit from Morehouse Merino. It's available here. I don't know if the pattern is available by itself, but I bet Morehouse does--ask them. A few people have requested a copy of the pattern, sorry can't do it.
Yarn: Morehouse Featherlight Merino (it comes with the kit) in the Grey Bluebird colorway.
What I changed: I substituted the three-row garter-stitch band for a four-row, K1P1 band. I also adjusted the pattern for my gauge.
Would I knit this again? Two skeins of Malabrigo, patiently waiting in the Subway Stash, say "yes!"
What would I do differently next time? I would definitely use the ribbed band again. I'm not sure that I wouldn't chop off a few stitches, and make the band about an inch smaller. It's something to try for the next version.