Several weeks ago Kristen invited me to join a very mini KAL to reproduce this hat. Being the person that I am, I kept putting it off until on Friday I saw a woman in the grocery store wearing something very similar.
Guilt crept in, I cast on that night, and after knitting almost all day today…
The Crazy Cable Hat is finished!
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted color Old Sage. Exactly one skein. And a bit of BMFA STR mediumweight for lining.
Needles: US sz. 7 / 4.5mm 16″ circular
Modifications: I would call this a fairly scratchy yarn, so I wanted to line the brim for the wearer’s comfort. Therefore, I CO 80 sts, purled one round, Kfb all the way around to double the sts, and started the cable pattern from there.
I started decreasing after only 5 inches because my yarn was running out alarmingly fast. I didn’t look at the pattern for decrease instructions (it’s hard to go turn on the computer for instructions when I’d rather be knitting) so I just did what made sense to me, allowing the cable crosses to continue until the yarn supply was very worryingly low.
When the top was done I picked up my 80 CO sts and knit a soft ear lining.
Not sure if you can see it – the deep teal – but I had to stitch down the edge to make it fold under properly. That very rim of the Lamb’s Pride was too thick to fold down demurely.
Verdict: Honestly? I don’t like it. All the cable rounds drove me crazy, and it just isn’t that exciting of a pattern. I love cabling that changes the look after every cross, this just kept doing the same thing over and over and over…. Not my cup of tea, but given the reactions of my family as I finished it up, I’m alone in my sentiments.
Opinions? Would you knit it? Would you wear it?
Next up, these lovelies.