What is it about hats that draws us in, but then makes us hesitate? There was a time that we wouldn't leave the house without a hat on our head.
A few weeks ago, I saw a delightful piece on a Sunday morning program that I enjoy. It was all about the French beret, and not just any, the Laulhere Beret. I've attached the video below. Take note of how the employees banded together to save the company. Just such an incredible story.
For most Americans, when we think of a beret, we visualize something like the picture below, a svelte Parisian woman in a striped top with a red beret.
Another lovely look, a sweet blouse, tweed trousers, and a plaid wool beret. The hat just seems to pull it all together.
Another lovely, polished look. This beret, if not from Laulhere, it's the type that they make. If you think you might like to have one for yourself, I found THIS SITE that carries the Laulhere label.
Berets can be made in any type of fabric, even hand knitted.
They can be customized with a wide trim. You can find this hat HERE on Etsy.
If you enjoy needle felting, a beret will lend itself to anything the mind can imagine!
The above hats came from a cute shop called Elves In Glass. Click on the link to see other delight concoctions.
And how cute is this?!! Is she a fox or not?!!! :) I found this hat HERE. Just so whimsical!
After watching the video, I too want a Laulhere beret. A hat company with that type of history is well worth owning at least one for myself. But...if you would like something a little more customized, you can find my free beret pattern HERE.
I think berets are the perfect hat. They help keep your head warm when it's cold or chilly out. They look great with everything. And they can easily be popped off and thrown in your bag if you would rather not wear them all day.
Oh, and one last thing...whenever I wear my berets, I get so many compliments. Nothing can turn a day around like a lovely compliment :)