Finished hat

Who’da thunk it, I finished something. Here’s the cabled hat made from Bartlett Mills 2-ply fisherman yarn, Sandstone color, that I got at Naturally Fuzzy Yarns in Harrison ME.

The secret of this hat is that inside the cuff is a band of super-soft Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed wool-silk-cashmere yarn. Look at that, I googled the yarn and found that the company is showing it in a hat with cables. Also, from the URL it looks as if the price includes a boat ticket from Australia for the yarn. I bought 2 50-gram balls of that stuff a couple of months ago and made one hat mostly with it except for the cuff of Bartlett Mills fisherman yarn that I had left over from last year’s sweater project. I loved the feel, but the stitch definition was blah. The Bartlett yarn has good stitch definition but is definitely more scratchy. I had enough of the Jo Sharp left over for a band over the ears. Here’s the hat with the cuff folded down —

On the first hat I did cables all the way to the top, decreasing the width of the cables near the top. On this one I stopped the cables and just decreased ribbing when it was time to decrease. This is a little higher than it needs to be — I didn’t want to have to tug it down over my ears, but if I had started decreasing one cable crossing sooner it would have been better.

Published by deanb

male born 1944 mathematician by training, software engineer by profession; retired since Labor Day 2013 birder, cyclist, unicyclist, eraser carver, knitter when possible

2 replies on “Finished hat”

  1. Someone at the Maine Fiber Frolic was selling reversible hats that were basically tubes with decreases at both ends, one color for the ear area and two other colors for the top. I guess if you made middle part long enough you could have four thicknesses over your ears! Now, that’s what I call warm. It sounded as though you would do a provisional cast on, do the middle part, do one top, then pick up the provisional cast on and do the other top.

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