Posts Tagged ‘aira’

Homemade Christmas 3

And the final item in the Warm Hats for Cold Heads collection. My show piece, you might say…

Sometime in November I asked my sister that if I were hypothetically to make her a Christmas present, what would she like. She answered that she might hypothetically like the Aira beret I made for myself earlier in the year, but in a rich red. So that’s what I made her and she likes it quite a bit more than hypothetically. Which is rather a shame, because I kind of wanted to keep it for myself.

Pattern: Aira
Yarn: Berroco Comfort Sock in red
Needles: Sizes 1 and 2 dpns

The only modification I made was to go down from a size 4 needle to a size 2. I wanted to make it a little less slouchy and a little more cloche-like.

Works beautifully in the Berroco Comfort Sock, which is blessedly machine washable and easy-care for my extremely busy sister.


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I frequently look at patterns on Ravelry and marvel at the kind of creativity that can create such amazingly detailed patterns. It’s even more striking when the pattern is constructed by a 12 year old, as this one is. The pattern is not yet up on Ravelry, but it will be soon. And remember Lily’s name – I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing even more beautiful designs from her in the future.


Design: Aira, by Lilykate
Yarn: Regia Silk 4 ply (probably about 240 yards) in cream
Needles: Size 2 and 4 (gauge 26 stitches/4 inches)

Apologies for the washed out photos. It’s been a washed out kind of week in Dallas and I, too, am feeling a bit washed out.

Aira detail

Lace details

Aira side

Perhaps my favorite thing is those puckers. They’re a lovely touch.

Picot detail

As is the beautiful picot band. Both warm and stylish.

I have a cosy sweater, now I have a beautiful beret…bring on the frosty weather!

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