Inst. Grat.

Inst.Grat.  That’s what I have written on top of my printed copy of Molly

Instant Gratification is a phrase that every knitter loves.  This beret turned out to be exactly that.  Cast on, knit, cast off, blocked, photographed all within a few days.  That’s a big deal in my knitting world of slow.  Best part is that Kiki loves it and allowed me to take pictures even though the temperature outside was hovering just above freezing.  I think that’s the best compliment she could give me in her own toddler way and bonus points when she insisted on wearing it all day.  Now that’s a winning knit!


This is a great project and fantastic to use up leftover sock yarn.  And what’s even more amazing is that Alana has written up the pattern for a large range of sizes – baby noggin to large adult sized head – doesn’t get more fantastic than that!  Love everything about this pattern and the swirliness that the decreases create on the crown of the beret.  I will definitely knit this pattern again.



Pattern: Molly by Alana Dakos (check out Alana’s blog for more lovely patterns)
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorways “Terracotta” and “Impressionist Sky”
Needles: Size US 2/2.75 mm and US 4/3.5 mm

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12 Responses to Inst. Grat.

  1. mazhalai says:

    lovely. just lovely. beret colors, the beret, the mountains and clouds and of course kiki and her lovely curls

  2. Anjali says:

    Kiki looks so cute in that beret. It sure is wonderful to see your loved ones wear your handknits. That is the best way to thank a knitter.

  3. Yasmin says:

    Simply beautiful.

  4. Srividya says:

    Both Kiki and the hat are super cute.

  5. rima aranha says:

    Cute! Great color choice. Your daughter has really grown up. She looks so big here.

  6. Rene' Sharp says:

    The hat is lovely and your daughter is just gorgeous!!

  7. That is a lovely beret, and Kiki is adorable in it.

  8. kerry says:

    Beautiful! You’ve done a really lovely job on the beret — I’ve just added another pattern to my rather extensive queue!

  9. Pearlin says:

    omg! how did I miss this post! Kiki looks so darling in the beret!sooo beautiful!

  10. Gabriela says:

    Kiki look absolutely beautiful with her beautiful hat. I loved the colors that you choice too.
    Congrats 😀

  11. Rain says:

    She looks adoooorable!

  12. Manasa says:

    The hat is lovely! wonderful color combo. And your daughter is just gorgeous!!

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