On Easter, I delivered the second red beret (Almond Comfit) I knit. It was just as fun to make the second as the first. My mom had strongly hinted that she'd like one too. She and my mother-in-law are pretty good friends and I certainly didn't want her to be jealous.
The knitting details aren't that different from the first one - same yarn, same pattern. My mom's head circumference was between sizes, so the sizing is the only difference. I used the directions for the largest size, except in the "main body of hat" section - there, I knit the number of rows for the next smaller size. It seemed to work!
My sister took this lovely picture of the two moms (my mom and my mother-in-law) modelling their hats.
This was on Easter Sunday, when I also gave my sister (and hostess) the Bertie Lou bird I knit.
It was gratifying that my sister loved Bertie's feet, since that was my own tweak to the pattern. The little steeple in the picture is the top of a wonderful bird-house my brother-in-law created. So here's Bertie, in her new habitat.