Thursday, May 3, 2012

BESHERT CHAPEAU - a Yarnover Chicago Pattern

Here's my second pattern.  It's a basic watch cap pattern.  I'd estimate it to be at the advanced beginner level.  Please feel free to teach this pattern, or to sell hats made using this pattern.  If you teach it, please ask your students to purchase their patterns directly if possible (if that's not possible - that's okay).  If you sell on a website, such as ETSY, I only ask that you attribute the pattern to me.  Other than that - knock your socks off.

Why do I call it the Beshert Chapeau instead of something more descriptive, like, oh, I don't know - Basic Watch Cap or Really Warm Hat for those Bitter Cold Chicago Winters?

Well, in Yiddish, beshert means meant to be; an event or circumstance that's just a given; not in doubt.  Its secondary meaning is beloved.  So if you refer to a person as your beshert, you're saying that person is not only your beloved, but the person with whom you were meant to be.  I've made this hat for several people.  The orange and yellow striped one pictured in the pattern was made as a sample for Windy Knitty, which is a fabulous LYS in the 5600 block of N. Clark Street, in Chicago.  I've given it as birthday gifts and even as a chemo cap.  But I designed the hat for ........ well, you get the idea.

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry here:  BESHERT CHAPEAU

If you aren't on Ravelry, you can sign up for free.  If you're not interested in Ravelry, but want this pattern, please comment below, and I'll arrange to send you a PDF of the pattern.  The price is $3.75.

Enjoy and please feel free to share your opinions, comments, complaints, or whatever.


  1. Lovely design, pattern layout, and instructions. Congratulations!

  2. Vashti, coming from you, that's an amazing compliment. I can't tell you how encouraging that is! Have a great weekend. All hooks up! xo, Jill

  3. Note that if you downloaded this pattern prior to Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time, there was an error on page two that has since been corrected. In Row 1, where the pattern says to HDC into the next 48 chain stitches, that number should be changed to 38. Then you should place a stitch marker in the 28th HDC rather than the 38th. My apologies!