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I must say, I had fun crocheting the Uptown Beret. Although the pattern had a correction insert, it was an easy pattern to read and worked up quickly. I completed the Beret and both mitts in one afternoon. Just in time to wear to church tonight.

The kit came with Premier Berry Burst Yarn by the Deborah Norville collection. The yarn was a pleasure to work with and I will be buying more as I am considering making a few hats for some friends of mine. To complete the pattern you will have to have an H and an N hook.

This was an interesting pattern round to work, since it started with the ribbing of the hat and then worked it’s way toward the middle. The entire pattern consisted of three stitches, the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), the single crochet (Single Crochet) and the single crochet decrease (Single Crochet Decrease ). The hat will be perfect for fall or spring, but a little to open for cold wintery days.

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The fingerless Mitts, which is something I have never worn before, are perfect for riding my bicycle. They’re just enough to keep my hands warm in the cool fall weather and I still have my fingers free for bicycling riding. I like them, much better then I thought I would.

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I would rate this kit a perfect 10. It had easy to follow directions, duplicatable yarn, and as an added bonus there was a free pattern on the yarn label – a Crochet Criss-Cross Afghan. (pictured above) I really enjoyed making this kit and will definitely be making time to crochet some more Uptown Berets. After all Christmas is only days away.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.