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!
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!
Color: Lilacs - 6183