Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green Cables

This next hat was done almost the same way as the Red Cables hat.  Even the yarn type is the same.  There are just a couple of notable differences.  First off, I used a 9.00mm hook. With the same number of stitches used in each round that was done in the Red Cables version, this made it a size larger than what I usually make.

Green Cables

Though I used the same number of stitches, you can see that I joined the new cable into a different spot than the Red Cable hat, as well as experimenting when where I attached the fpdc to create the wavy cables.

Green Cables

You can see the changes in direction of the cables a bit better here.

The ribbing around the edge was also done the same way as the red version, including the round of sc done first.  The ribbing is only 3 sc long, which means I started it with a chain of 4 instead of 5.



Green Cables

Even with the narrower ribbing, this version is a fair bit longer than the red one.  It's a bit lower over the eyes than I normally like, but has better ear coverage.

I do like this variation of the cable hat, but I think the 9mm hook is a bit too big.  It's a great way to make a larger hat without having to change the number of stitches in the pattern, though.

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