Off the needles just in time for a heat wave is a super slouch beret. I used a hank and a half of undyed, handspun from Bo-Rage Yarns that I luckily stumbled upon at Goodwill. I searched high and low to find a pattern that would highlight the variegated thickness of this yarn, but found very few options that I liked. I tried twice to make a cowl with it, frogging it completely both times, because the stiffness seemed like it would be just too uncomfortable to wear. A beret was the perfect solution. It's not at all fussy so the yarn is the star, which I love, and the stiffness actually works to give the hat needed shape.
It's supposed to be back down in the 40's by the end of the week, so I may get to warm my ears under this hat yet this spring after all.