Woven Cable Hat–Pattern Now Available
I can’t believe it’s been two months since I last posted a blog entry, but at least I have something to show for the long absence. I worked up this Woven Cable Hat design to match the Woven Cable Fingerless Gloves (see 2/27 post).
Just as before with the gloves, I wanted a hat that a guy would like to wear. I am really pleased with the final result, given how the distinctive band complements the overall simple beanie shape. Not too busy, and not boring either…a balance that appeals to most men’s taste. (However, the design certainly could be considered unisex…several women have already requested the pattern.) An added bonus is that the dense cabled band lands over the ears, making an extra thickness of warmth. My 22 year old son has already requested I make him one specifically because of this feature!
It took a bit of tweaking to figure out how to achieve regularity of the defined ridge between the cable pattern and the crown of the hat while simultaneously reducing down to the appropriate number of stitches for the crown of the hat.
And I really like the shaping on the top of the hat.
The pattern is available on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing the hat!