As I mentioned before, everyone in my family seems to be in need of new woollies this winter. I've knit two new hats for Elsie plus a pair mitts, a hat
for Chris and one for his mother.
My sister has also requested a new hat. Kathleen was designed, and named, for her (Kathleen is her middle name). I like to wear my hats slouchy, B wears hers with the brim folded up. When I'm designing for her I tend to use deep ribbing so that the brim can be worn up without showing the wrong side of the cables. Once it was finished and photographed I had to wear it out just once before giving it away, and that's when I fell in love and decided I couldn't part with it.
It's a fun knit and really comfortable to wear. The gauge of the fabric is perfect for a nice springy slouch that isn't too droopy in the back. It took me a while to find a yarn that I liked for the stitch pattern I had swatched. I am very happy with the way that Cascade 220 performs in this project, it's the perfect yarn for cable work.
1 skein Cascade 220 Heathers
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
220yds/200m per 100g/3.5oz skein
OR 187yds/170m of worsted weight yarn
Sample shown in Sparrow 4011
US 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 16"
US 8 / 5 mm circular needle, 16"
US 8 / 5 mm double pointed needles
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4"/10cm
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4"/10cm
in cable pattern on larger needles
Approximately 15"/38cm circumference (unstretched) and 10½"/26.5cm long.
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...and don't worry, B understands. I've promised to make her another hat, she'll just have to wear her Elizabeth in the meantime.