Big Wool Cable Hat
Hats, scarves and winter coats are my favorite items in my wardrobe and one of the main reasons why I love fall and winter so much (and pots of chili, apple cider, pies and all the other delicious treats available at this time of year, of course!). I could wear fun outer wear every day with jeans and a basic sweater or long sleeve shirt. I also really like Rowan yarns and patterns. They are some of the most current when it comes to knitting fashion patterns.
Last winter, when I finished the Rowan Tala Hat I really loved the large cable, but the hat was a bit too Portland for my taste and it did not fit right as it rose up a bit on my very straight hair. So I gave the hat to a friend who has wavy hair (she loves it) and I made a few modifications. First, I cut the ribbed brim to 2 inches as the fold over was a bit too thick for me. Second, I only knit three total repeats of the cable.
I also added a HUGE pom-pom although the hat doesn't necessarily need it and you could skip it if that isn't your thing. Now the hat has the cable that I love and fits my head better. This hat would look great in red, white, green or any color that you love. It is also a great hat for a beginning knitter who wants to learn cables as the thick yarn easily stays on the cable hook and the knitting goes quickly.
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