Originally Posted by ArtLady1981
Hi Marg! You inspired me to knit this beret, too! I have some leftover yarn from a sweater I just finished (Bettna).
Can I ask you a question? What size did you knit?
I had such a hard time deciding how many st to cast on.
So, I cast on 88, the size L.
But now, I am not sure how 'slouchy' I should make it.
The slouchiness depends on how many repeats we knit.
How many st did you cast on?
How many (Rows 1-10) repeats did you knit before beginning the crown?
I knit the size medium - cast on 80 sts - It is plenty
big enough! I guess I don't have a very big head
I didn't want to admit it, but I kind of messed up. I started with Round 1 (for the medium size the pattern calls for you to start with rounds 4-10, then 1-10, then 1-2) and repeated the full 10 rounds again, then continued to do 1 & 2 (called for in all sizes prior to starting the crown). Though in my defense, later in the pattern it does suggest that you can start on any round to create a different look!
Anyhow, I guess I would have done one more repeat of the rounds, or if I had started correctly, would have done the rounds 4-10, then 1-10 twice.
Hope that made sense!