Monday, October 11, 2010

Sixteen Cables Hat

I'm in love with this hat! Love love love! This pattern was a little difficult for me for two reasons: (1) Sixteen cable repeats are killer on my hands. (2) My first time practicing cables with the needle in the back. That was also a little difficult for my hands as well. This is really supposed to be a slouchy hat, but after reading many reviews of this pattern on Raverly, I was nervous I wouldn't have enough yarn to do the extra slouchy rows, so I omitted them from the pattern. In the end, I had many four yards of yarn left over, and my hat turned out to not be slouchy at all. It is more of a beanie than I had originally planned. I still haven't blocked it so maybe once that is finished it will add a little slouch to it. I adore this yarn! It is oh so soft, has beautiful vibrant colors, and is a complete dream to work with. I'll definitely be adding more of this to the stash in the near future.

Raverly Link
Pattern: 16 Cables Hat
Yarn: Orange Flower Worsted Merino SW, in Sapphire Blue
Needles: US 6 and US 8


Clara said...

The hat is a work of art. The blue is perfect.

Crafty Christina said...

That hat is so gorgeous I could swoon. I love the cables and blue is my favorite color ever! Awesome job! Your knitting is amazing!

Greg and Karianne said...

Way cute cami! Love it. You are my hero.

Just ME the MOM said...

I am soooo in love with all your projects - soooo gorgeous!


Rebekah said...

Adorable! I love the yarn that you used. That pattern has been in my queue for a while now...I need to make one soon.