Friday, February 11, 2011

A few more...

Keeping up with a theme, today's post will show off a few hats that I knit recently.  And from these two knits, I've realized that adding cables to a hat provides added thickness and warmth making 'em that much cozier.

The most recent hat I finished was a test knit for Breean Elyse.  And since knitting it, I've fallen in love with cabled hats.  I can't stop looking at them or for them.  This one was a special treat because it was for me.  Zinc is one of my favorite Malabrigo colorways.  And the hint of taupe really helped make the cables pop!
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Obstacles Hat by Breean Elyse
Color: Zinc - 613

Now this hat was knit on a whim.  This was for a friend's mother that recently had brain surgery and as a result needed hats to help protect her from the cold Minnesota winter.  I wasn't even looking to knit a hat but when I saw the pattern and noticed it called for some yarn in my stash, I cast on!  I didn't do the best job paying attention to the plain knit rounds so it isn't as slouchy as the pattern called for but I'm not so sure that's a bad thing.  Because of the chunky yarn and the cables, the hat ended up being fairly heavy so a slouchy hat may have resulted in a hat that wouldn't stay on the head (at least that's what I'm tellin' myself).  :-)  I hope this does the trick and helps keep her head warm!
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Color: Lilacs - 6183

4 comments:

Marty said...

I love the test knit; the color really does make the cables pop. Very pretty! Lets see some pictures of it on...

morewithles said...

I love both of those!!!

Amy said...

Marty - I do have one...it's just not very good. I'll post it on my project page, today. :-) Hi!!

Leslie - Thank you! They were both so quick and the pink one took less than 150 yards.

GreenGardenMom said...

I love the purple one.