This was much easier than it looked at first glance. I followed the tutorial video from Martha Stewart (Click these links – Website, Template, and Video Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2). The biggest difference between mine and Martha Stewart’s is that I made mine out of inexpensive fleece while hers is an expensive wool. You can do which ever you want. I also added a flower made from scrap material.
Personally, I like the large size better so that my hair doesn’t get smashed down. Also, the Small Size 22″ would work well for children. (For more information on sizing, watch the video and view the template.)
What’s the savings?
On Martha Stewart the wool is about $20 a yard. I purchased fleece on sale for $4.99 a yard ($5.47 with tax) and we made 8 black berets from that amount. The white beret was made from left over pieces from the Fleece Shawl with Pockets we made previously, making a perfect matching set.
Flower embellishment = Free
from scrap fabric and buttons cut off of old clothes.
Note: I cut mine closer together than what Martha Stewart shows on her video to get more out of the material. She states in her video you can make 5 from one yard which would make them $1.09 each.
This is such a perfect homemade gift that takes about 1 hour for each beret to make and is so inexpensive you can make them for all the girls on your Christmas list!