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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2004 08:21:25 PM »

Great jobs on the hats everyone. I really, really love this pattern...as illustrated here, it's so versatile and looks wonderful with so many different kinds of yarns. Wow. I think I know what my next quickie project will be. Thanks for the inspiration all.
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« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2005 04:00:55 PM »

such cute hats everyone! Great job! I want to make one too! To bad I've never made anything but a plain scarf (not even a knit two, purl two scarf!) and its going to take forever for me to get Stitch 'n Bitch Nation from my libary (its on hold)!
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2005 09:25:41 AM »

I think next time I make this hat, I am definitely making it with the folded brim. It looks good! I really like that color blue too.  Grin
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2005 01:32:31 PM »

Okay, so I have not completed mine yet, but I did my very first cable (ever!)  yesterday!

It was pretty darn funny how much I anticipated doing the first cable round -- I was intimidated and just wanted to get past that first cable! And then, when I got to it, I realized that the directions were very straightforward and I did it! I did it! I am no longer a cable virgin! I've now done 3 rounds of cabling and when I showed my BF, it was the first time he's really shown awe over one of my knitting projects! I told him that the cables were easier than I thought they'd be and he said he was going to pretend he didn't hear that, because he just wanted to be impressed.

I'll post a photo when I'm done!
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« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2005 12:50:25 PM »

I think I'm out of the loop but can someone tell me the pattern used for this hat. It's really cool!

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« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2005 12:55:36 PM »

Sure, it's called "Basic Cable" and is in the book, Stitch and Bitch Nation.
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2005 02:22:42 PM »

I'm done!

Used Wool-Ease in off-white... added a few rounds of ribbing, but not enough to really make the brim foldable -- next time I would do the required # of ribbing rounds or do more than I did this time around, since I don't really like the way it looks this way... I also added a 5th repetition of the cabling pattern (so a total of 6 extra rounds).

I also attached a silver snowflake (from one of those holiday garland chains), by super-gluing it to a button and then tying the button onto the hat.


Overall, I really like this hat!
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« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2005 02:38:45 PM »

That's adorable! I love the snowflake!!!

I'm almost finished with my second one, in olive green for a friend. Grin
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2005 10:52:41 AM »

I finished mine a little bit ago - and it has finally just gotten cold enough to wear it here!

I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, most of a ball of each color, which makes it soft and happy.  There are more rows to the inch than the gauge in the pattern, so I just did a couple more cable repeats, but the stitches across worked out about the same. 

In case you think that the Cashmerino is a little spendy for you, take note: the purple I used for this hat was the left-over from making the "Head Hugger" pattern (and there was still a little leftover), so it's like to SNBN projects for the price of one!

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« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2005 09:19:28 AM »

I finished this last night (no pic yet. sorry... will try to do one tomorrow after I have put away all of the edges)
I loved cabling (once I figured out how to read the pattern!) and am proud that I  have one more skill under my belt!
The funnest part for me though of this one was using the yarn my folks brought me back from New Zealand: it's a merino/opossom blend! Way cool!
Will post pic asap...!
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