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« on: September 29, 2009 06:22:55 PM »



For my host parents in Tokyo, who I will be visiting this fall after 8 years. I lived with them for my senior year in college, and it gets very cold there in the winter!

Knitted in Vanna's Choice on size 9 circs.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009 06:31:00 PM »

That's really thoughtful  Smiley
They look great.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009 06:41:24 PM »

That is such a sweet and thoughtful gift.  Your cables are so beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009 08:04:24 AM »

Wow - I was just thinking of doing something like this! I'm mostly a crocheter, but just started working on knitting, and I saw a guy on the bus wearing a machine-made cable hat. So, of course, I'm thinking "that would look so much better hand knitted" and decided to try it for my next project.

Yours are great.  Is there a pattern I could find somewhere, or did you make it up yourself?
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009 09:29:44 AM »

The pink one I made up as I went along, but the blue one is from here:

http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/01/chemo-hat-8-completed-3am-blue-cable.html

The link is just below the Ravelry button at the bottom of the post.

Please feel free to pm me or post here if you have any cabling questions!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009 11:52:58 AM »

What do you know, that's the pattern I found.  I'm making it now.  I have a couple of questions, though.  Did you use the 96 stitches the pattern has as a base, or add the 12 stitches she recommends for a larger hat?  I'm doing the 96 stitches, using a thinnish WW yarn and number 9 needles (which I know will make for a "lighter" knit than the recommended number 8s, but it looks great to me so far.  I knit pretty tight, so that's probably compensating for the bigger needles.)

However, it is coming out pretty small.  It seems like it might fit my head (medium male) but really "wants to be" smaller.  But it seems like adding 12 stitches to it would have made it way too loose, especially since the ribbing makes it so stretchy.  I'm almost up to where the decreases start, and I still don't know if I'm making a hat for myself or my 8YO daughter.  (Who already has more than enough crocheted hats!)
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009 07:11:44 PM »

I knit pretty tightly, too, but I used a heavy worsted and 9's, and I think it's just right for my large female head. (The heavy worsted and 9's give me the normal person's gauge of a regular worsted and 8's.) I think the 12 stitches would probably be too much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009 08:11:50 AM »

Really lovely! I always have to go up a couple of sizes or a weight of yarn when I'm knitting cables. My first cabled project was Deb Stoller's cabled hat from the stitch and bitch book and I followed the directions exactly...it ended up fitting my best friend's neice who was 4 at the time Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009 08:15:15 PM »

I love these, great work. I actually made one just like the black one but I used sws yarn, I posted mine a few months back.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009 07:42:16 AM »

I finished my version of this (the male model, AKA "3AM Cable Hat") about a week ago, and I like it a lot.  It's stretchy enough to fit every head size in my family without any alterations.  I do recommend using a heavier yarn or making the bottom ribs long enough to fold up, for added warmth if you live in a cold area.
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