Tags: Finished Projects, Hats
Cream Cabled Hat, started November 10th, 2007, finished November 18th, 2007
Pattern: my own
Yarn: thrifted from a Value Village Cowichan sweater
Needles: BIG (size 10.5)
Would I knit it again? Yes!
This was a quick hat with a very slow pompom. The yarn refused to be un-wiggly (one of the down sides of thrifting is the wigglyness), so I had to iron each and every strand I cut. Let me repeat: I had to iron every strand in that pompom. It was pretty brutal, but the end result is okay. I love the pompom, but it still looks a little dishevelled. Being the good German that I am (by the way, that’s different from being a “Good German”), all my clothing must have clean lines and look shevelled. So we’ll have to see about the pompom. Plus, this thing is like an anchor! It’s constantly pulling the hat off my head. I think reducing the size of the pom is the only way to alleviate all these problems.
Quick note on how I knit this: I used a tubular cast-on with a needle two sizes bigger than the rest of the hat, and I think this is the solution to my tubular woes! The tubular cast-on is always really tight, but the edge of this hat is great. I’ll have to remember this next time! After the cast-on, I did about an inch of k1p1 ribbing, a pretty basic cable pattern and then some creative decreasing once it was tall enough. If anyone wants the pattern, I’d be happy to write it up!
Here are a few more pictures. The pompom picture is a little blurry and crazy because there was such low light and I was getting lots of noise and ugliness so I had to do some photo wrangling in Photoshop.
Fancy couture model shot to better show the pattern:
The only photo I didn’t have to retouch:
And the requisite wacky shot.