When we were kids there was nothing we looked forward to like a snow day. In WI there needs to be a lot of snow to keep people home but here in KS thankfully 5″ was enough. I had very little to do at work yesterday and was sent home early because the snow had started. As I was leaving my boss mentioned that if the roads looked bad there was no need for coming in today. I took him up on the offer. I am home and warm and will hopefully not have to clean off my car until tomorrow. I am extremely grateful to the nice people who are selling the house next door because they used their snow blower to clear my sidewalk too so I don’t even have to shovel snow.
On to knitting. About 6 days before christmas my boyfriend requested a knitted hat to give as a gift to his sister. He thought is was something she would really like (I am not so sure but we shall see, snow storms have prevented the gift from being given yet.) It was a good excuse to go yarn shopping and I took it. I purchased some worsted weight machine washable wool in a nice medium gray (hopefully it will match something she has.) I went to ravelry and my boyfriend picked the hat pattern, I had already narrowed it down for him to 4 different patterns that I was actually willing to make. I am really pleased with the result.
Yarn – Nashua Creative Focus Superwash
Needles – US size 6 for the ribbing and US 7 for the cable section
Modifications – I actually knit this pattern Almost exactly as written. I changed the increase round between the ribbing and cable section to flow more nicely into the cables.
A blurry photo (she wouldn’t quit moving) of my very cute model.
The back of the hat.
I did not do a gauge swatch and the smaller needles I started with made the ribbing too tight so I went up a needle size. Luckily only one because this yarn expanded in the wash. I hand washed the hat so I am not sure what the washing machine will do to it. I was not smart of enough to measure it at all so I have no idea how much it grew. Hopefully it will be given away this weekend and actually worn. If not I want it back because I really like the hat.