I love the effect that cables give to a knitted garment. To those who don’t knit, cables look so complicated and intricate and some are however basic cables are quite easy. That is why I elected to knit this 3AM Cable Hat from a free Ravelry knitting pattern.
The pattern is knitted as a ladies small so I just added another 12 stitches as recommended to increase the size and also completed another round of the 8 row repeat pattern. This probably made it a medium size. Next time I’ll add another 12 stitches as I have rather a large noggin! This should make a perfect large size. I don’t like my hats to be too close fitting….I prefer a loose fit.
The yarn I used is absolutely beautiful to knit with. It’s Shorn Fibers Single DK which is a 40% Baby Alpaca 40% Merino 20% Silk yarn blend. The colourway way is called Autumn Leaves and it’s gorgeous. I used exactly 75g for this hat so with the remaining 25g and the other 100g skein I have I will probably knit a matching scarf.
The alpaca in this yarn makes it so incredibly soft and smooshy. This hat will be coming with me when I go on holidays to Noosa in a few weeks time. It’ll come in very handy when I walk along the waterfront each morning….well that’s my intention at this stage!
Hats are so easy to knit and don’t take much time so they’re always a satisfying project. This is my second hat to date, the first one being my Market Day Hat which I blogged about earlier this month.
A few more pictures of my 3AM Cable Hat…
Until next time….happy crafting!