5 Cable Baby Hat

January 20th, 2010 by Amy Alphin Leave a reply »

It seems like all I knit these days are baby hats!  So many babies!  This one was made for another coworker, who should be delivering any day now. I was tired of pink, and wanted a change, but still wanted something feminine, since she knew she was having a girl, so here comes purple!  I have enjoyed working with the Vanna’s Choice yarn, made by Lion Brand, since it is a durable, acrylic blend, which will make for easy washing and long wearing (hopefully) for the little girls I’ve been knitting for.  This 5 Cable hat is a variant of the 10 Cable hat from Hey Julie.  Seriously, I love these patterns, and they will be my go-to baby hats from now on.  They would also be a good project for a new knitter who was interested in trying cables for the first time.  I have found that I am not too fond of the SSK (Slip Slip Knit) stitch as a decrease method, my stitches always look too big for some reason.  I have tried adjusting my tension, but haven’t been able to make them look less bulky than the other stitches.  Anyways, I loved making this hat, and I think it turned out well!  What do you think?

2 comments

  1. Tom Alphin says:

    That’s a fine looking purple hat… and welcome to your fancy new web address! amyalphin.com, eh! I hope someone nice helped you set that up.

  2. Amy Alphin says:

    Yes, someone nice did help!

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