Surprise – a friend is coming to visit for his birthday. So I’m on the hunt for the perfect cabled beanie pattern.
I don’t knit for everyone’s birthday, but our friend’s grandmother is a knitter and crocheter, so he knows the value of the work. Plus, he admired Jesse’s beanie when we saw him last. That’s knitworthy.
I already have the yarn – grey Cascade 220. It’s got a nice round profile, so cables will stand out beautifully. Plus, superwash! That’s best for gifts.
(Check out my knitting tattoo – that might be a post in its own right!)
All I need now is the right cabled beanie pattern… Here’s the shortlist.
I’ve knit this hat before… but I have got to get better about my rav projects! It’s an easy, fast knit and I love how the cables flow from the ribbing. I also like this lattice cable hat from the same designer.
This pattern is from an old issue of Knitty, so you know it’s been knit a lot! I like the interlocking cable lattice, and the way it comes together at the crown. This issue of Knitty was a good one – it also contains the eternal Citron.
So those are the patterns… now all I have to do is cast on.
As I wrote this post, I have been listening to news of the earthquakes in New Zealand. As far as I know, all my friends and whānau are safe, but it is a worrying time. Knitting can help with stress, so I’m going to cast on a beanie.
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