Lopi Braided Hat

It’s the third of the three hats I planned this winter. It’s been awhile since I actually finished this hat and a lot of things have happened in my life the last couple of months. I don’t remember all the details. I think most of the knitting was done in March and then I forgot about it. I finished it in April, blocked it, and left the weaving in ends and the photos until recently because of my hellish May.

I love lopi yarn. I received this skein also for free from my local Buy Nothing group. I knew I had to make something with it. Great colour. I wish I had more yarn to do an additional repeat of the cables but I was running out at the end. I wanted a folded brim as well for the extra cold days. As in my recent hat projects, I also made it tall for my hair bun.

Lopi Braided Hat, started February 21, 2021, finished April 28, 2021.
Pattern: Lopi Braided Hat and Mittens by Halldora J
Yarn: Ístex Álafosslopi (100m/100g Bulky) in 9211 Purple – 1 skein

Needles: US 9 – 5.5 mm and 7.0 mm

Modifications & Notes:

  • 5.5mm/US9 for ribbing; 7mm for body
  • German Twisted CO
  • Ribbing 12cm instead of 10cm so I could flip it out
  • Modified crown decreases:

R1-4: As in pattern
R5: K2tog, K2, P1
R6: K3, P1
K7: K2tog, K1, P1
K8: K2tog, P1
K9: K2tog to end

Only had a few yards of the lopi ball left.

Tools/Notions: Cable needle
Cost of Project: $0
Would I knit it again? Yes.

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