Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Uptown Beret & Fingerless Mitts Review


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.


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.


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.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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One Response to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Uptown Beret & Fingerless Mitts Review

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