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Topic: "Cable" hat inspired by Hello Yarn and Grumperina  (Read 2106 times)
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« on: November 10, 2006 04:24:11 PM »

I saw Grumperina make socks using Hello Yarn's Pattern and I loved the cables. So, I decided to use it in a hat for my dad.
i borrowed my brother's head to get a good pic of how it looks with the ribbing stretched out...it was terribly difficult to get a crisp picture of my own head  >.<:

Im not sure if you can see it in this picture, but I like how every so many stitches of the ribbing flow into the slanting left twists of the cable.

I used Lion Brand Wool Ease in pines with US7 for the ribbing and US8 for the rest. It is over 96 stitches, and I modified the cable to be over 8 stitches by making it k6 p2.

here it is off the head:

I wanted to make the ribbing extra soft and extra warm for the ears, so I began the hat with a provisional cast on. Later, I used the provisional cast on stitches to knit another 11 rows of ribbing with Lion Brand Microspun (with US9s to make up for the smaller gauge of microspun) and sewed it to the inside:

only thing is, do you think it's manly enough??
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006 05:38:09 PM »

It's great! It's a good unisex pattern/colour.

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006 06:19:28 PM »

I TOTALLY think it's manly enough.  My bro would freak out to have one of these.  And my dad would probably even wear it (he's not much of a hat-guy).  The colors you used are perfectly manly!  Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006 08:09:05 PM »

That hat rocks!  I know my dh and I would wear it.  Awesome pattern!  It looks so good on.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2006 08:15:57 PM »

thank u all for the encouraging comments! i hope my dad likes it =)

keep knittin!
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006 04:49:40 AM »

That's the perfect pattern for a hat!  Well done!

Mistake?  No... it's an Unexpected Design Element.  I put it there on purpose.  *ahem*
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2006 09:50:08 AM »

I love the cables. It looks great!

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006 11:37:31 AM »

oh.. i love it. i was looking for a cabled hat pattern for my boyfriend for a while and the cable version of yours is just so manly.. i wisted to copy your idea..  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2006 11:39:01 AM »

im so glad u think its manly!
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