About a month ago, my aunt contacted me and asked for winter hats for herself and my cousin. I decided to knock them out real quick instead of waiting for colder weather. When I put things off, they tend not to get done. 🙂
I used the Caramel Cable Hat pattern for this lovely head-topper. I made a couple of modifications at my aunt’s request. She has a small head, so I omitted one of the cabled sections. I also did an extra cable repeat to lengthen the hat a bit since a lot of the height got sucked up by the negative ease. I used size 4 needles for the entire hat, as called for in the pattern. Worsted weight yarn on size 4’s wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, especially during the cabling portions!
The yarn is Malabrigo Rios (do I sense a pattern here?) in “Lettuce.” My aunt picked the color herself. I hope it’s what she expected. It looks more like a color I would have picked than she would!
I really like how this turned out, and if I wore beanies, I would totally make one for myself!