With so much leftover from the Lion Brand Fishermaen’s Wool, I decided to make myself a hat to match my cowl.
Cabled Dad Hat, started November 16, 2016, finished November 2, 2016.
Pattern: Cabled Dad Hat by Alexis Winslow
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool – 100% Wool – much less than one skein.
Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm and US 7 – 4.5 mm long circulars
Modifications & Notes:
- German Twisted CO 96 instead of 120
- 1×1 Twisted Rib for 3.5”
- Knit the main rep almost 7.5”. I should have knit more because I didn’t realize how fast the hat decreases. Not a big fan of how the hat decreased as the pattern has them too quickly and on dec rows, right after another.
- If the hat were the original 120, it would have been too big. I do think going up to 5.0mm would have been good to make it a smidge bigger.
The modifications resulted in a slighter tighter band if the band is flipped over. The best thing is that when left unflipped, the hat fits my hair bun wonderfully. I think I could have made the rib 4″ which would have been very slouchy, but my hair would have fit nicely in there.
Cost of Project: This was one third of the skein which cost $7 a skein years ago.
Would I knit it again? Yes.