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Felted Shetland Beret Using Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift

Felted Shetland Beret Using Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift







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The Design

"A happy happenstance."

This simple beret happened quite by accident. We were re-scaling our favorite beret in a DK-weight woolly wool and it turned out comically large. Hey, we thought, might as well felt it! The result was pretty cool. And remarkably soft after all the washing. Then we thought, wouldn’t a finer yarn be even nicer felted? And indeed it was. Lightweight. Lofty. Not too warm. We bet you won’t make just one!

The fine woolly wool we chose is Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. A fingering-weight, woolen-spun yarn made from the same hardy wee breed as Shetland Heather Aran, Shetland Spindrift has the perfect toothy texture for stranding and steeking. And it felts to an impossibly light, soft finish.

The Details

Medium adult: approx. 21"/53cm around band.

2 skeins Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift (115 yds/105m each); shown in colors 101 Shetland Black and 232 Blue Lovat.
Or approx. 230 yds/210m of an equivalent fingering-weight Shetland yarn.

US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-points, or size to obtain gauge.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge size.

22 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles, before felting.

Our customers are often amazed at this beret. The felted fabric is dense enough to be warm, but not so dense as to be stiff. Felting by hand, rather in a washing machine, is highly recommended. As many of us know from experience, you cannot undo felting that has gone too far!

Digital Felted Shetland Beret pattern. (Download)

Printed Felted Shetland Beret pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 101 Shetland Black. Dark chocolatey black with flecks of grey.

COLOR: 198 Peat. Burgundy-ish brown.

COLOR: 232 Blue Lovat. Pleasing denim blue with a wash of chartreuse.

COLOR: 722 Mirage. Blues, purples, oranges.

COLOR: 259 Leprechaun. Forest moss.

COLOR: 423 Burnt Ochre. Just like it sounds.

COLOR: 272 Fog. Marled pink and grey.

COLOR: 107 Mogit. Light brown.

COLOR: 587 Madder. Red.

COLOR: 1390 Highland Mist. Midday sky.

COLOR: 103 Sholmit. Ashy grey.

COLOR: 104 Natural White. Cream white.

COLOR: 236 Rosewood. Midnight blue with flecks of orange and red.

COLOR: 239 Purple Heather. Purple with orange and turqoise accents.