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Wool beret from Simple sewing with a French twist

Wool beret from Simple sewing with a French twist

Cashmere and wool beret from the book Simple sewing with a French twist.

After managing to lose both my berets in less than two weeks, including my all time favorite 🙁 I found myself both cold, sad and somewhat desperate. Also I didn’t want to commit yet again to something nice store bought that I would forget on the bus in a matter of weeks. So I decided to try the beret pattern from the book Simple sewing with a French twist by the stylist Céline Dupuy.

I bought the book on a whim a couple of years ago, lured by the amazing photos and styling, but was a bit disappointed with the content, mostly because the book is more eye candy than packed with exciting projects. This beret however stood out, and now I am really glad I finally gave it a try. This beret was ridiculously easy to make and the whole project took about an hour. I have reviewed the pattern over at Pattern review. If I stick to these kinds of projects I might actually be able to update my blog with finished projects more than twice a month…

Wool beret from Simple sewing with a French twist

The original beret, which is made of felted wool and has the seams on the outside.


  • Christina
    December 7, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Tres chic!

  • goodworks1
    December 7, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Johanna, You look gorgeous in that hat! Perfect color, perfect shape for your face, fabulous photo! Wow!

  • luckylibbet
    December 8, 2008 at 1:41 am

    You’re getting quite good at fashion model poses! Your beret is superb, and your idea to leave off the stem was perfect. Very chic and very French.

  • Johanna
    December 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you all for the nice comments! As for the photo I borrowed my boyfriend’s fixed 50 mm lens and used natural daylight, which made a huge difference on the end result. I have a good system camera (Nikon D50)that I bought three years ago, but I have not really put a lot of effort in learning all the functions. So I am trying to be better at that now.

  • fredrik
    December 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    How beautiful!
    And that hat isn’t half bad either.

  • Mitt briljanta jag
    December 10, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Oh, that beret is lovely! It’s the only one I think would suit me actually. Yeah you look gorgeous in that beret! Your hair is abs perfect for it.

  • Johanna
    December 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    >>fredrik: 🙂
    >>MBJ: Om du är sysugen kan jag verkligen rekommendera en sån här basker. De var verkligen busenkel att sy ihop. Plus att man ju kan variera den i oändlighet, med olika tyger och stickningar.


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