Finished Cream Cabled Hat

Monday, December 10th, 2007
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Cream Cabled Hat

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.

Cream Cabled Hat

Fancy couture model shot to better show the pattern:

Cream Cabled Hat

The only photo I didn’t have to retouch:

Cream Cabled Hat

And the requisite wacky shot.

Cream Cabled Hat

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7 Comments to “Finished Cream Cabled Hat”

  1. I love the photos! Especially the Artsy one. Oh, and the hat is nice too :D
    Ooh, what a large pompom you have, grandma! :razz:

    Comment by
    Swapna
    December 10, 2007 @ 12:10 pm
  2. Oh Eve…. that picture of you just made me laugh out loud and startle the cat. Alas, my knitting has fallen by the wayside but I soon hope to pick it up and I too want a hat with a giant pom pom. Liz I think comes back tomorrow, and I’m thinking that if she is tanned, I’m not letting her in.

    Comment by Anna
    December 10, 2007 @ 11:20 pm
  3. I agree!

    If it makes you feel any better, I was only moderately tanned when I got back from my cruise and I’d been there for three weeks AND tanned actively (with sunscreen of course, always apply sunscreen). Seeing as she is 97 times whiter than me, she will probably not be too tan.

    Comment by Eve
    December 10, 2007 @ 11:36 pm
  4. Eve, That is a super dope pom pom-squigglyness and all!

    jsun

    Comment by jen sunshine
    December 11, 2007 @ 11:36 am
  5. Adorable! I would knit that in a heartbeat!

    Comment by Leah
    December 11, 2007 @ 4:25 pm
  6. Pom Pron! Whee! Gotta luvs it! ;-)

    Comment by Carol
    December 11, 2007 @ 7:21 pm
  7. Love the hat. *ducking as I say* Not a huge fan of the pom poms, but I never have been. Just recently made my first ever cabled hat, but didn’t like the decreases, as they killed the cable pattern. If you were able to maintain pattern, I would love to see it written up! And as always, you’re just too cute and funny with your pics.

    Comment by Carly
    December 13, 2007 @ 2:49 pm

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