Sweet Sixteen

Ok, I know what you're thinking – another hat so soon!?  Where do you have the time to knit all this!? To be fair this hat was casted on way before my Meritursas workshop. I had been doing so much swatching and pattern scheming that I had needed a mental break. There was only so much calculating this little wine hungry brain could do. It was time to pour the Noir and let someone else boss me around. Enter the Sixteen Cable Hat – a pattern that had sat way to long in my Ravelry library.

Sweet Sixteen

Pattern: Sixteen Cable Hat by CircĂ© Belles Boucles
Yarn: Kumara, 2 balls
Needles: US 6 & 8

Kumara is a new yarn at Patricia's this fall and I already know I will be going back to it several times this winter.  Made from Merino Wool and Camel, the yarn is incredibly soft and warm with excellent stitch definition.

Sixteen Cable Hat

The 16 cable hat is a simple and straightforward pattern but you do have to dig out a cable needle! Those 16 stitch cables are no friend to the cable without a cable needle technique. (Knitting PSA!! If you haven't learned to do that yet – CLICK HERE – right now – sing it with me: the more you know!). I did block lightly to allow the cables to settle and did find that it helps to close up the gaps between the cable jumps.

I'm enjoying a quiet night at home after a fun filled day in Hoboken.  I began the day eating Pumpkin Pancakes with my friends Heather and Mia. Mia is one of the fastest knitters I know and she graciously has been helping me test knit my patterns.  She's not too shabby in the kitchen either – those pumpkin pancakes were delicious!! I may have to make them every weekend for the rest of the year.

I have one more hat up my sleeve.  It's what they say, right?  Good things happen in threes.  I hope you won't be disappointed cause next one's for you!

3 thoughts on “Sweet Sixteen

  1. Heather says:

    This hat is just BLOWING UP right now, I feel like I’m seeing it all over the place. LOVE IT! Thanks for the tip re: needing the cable needle. That is my fave cabling technique by far, so it’s good to know that it’s not appropriate here.


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