As I mentioned earlier, I have picked up my knitting needles again and it has been wonderful! I finished the shawl/scarf that took me way longer than it should have so I picked an easier, shorter project for the next one: a knitted beanie. This one I decided to make for Cody since he wears beanies more often than I do plus it was probably time I make something for him instead of myself (He did get this awesome guitar blanket though).
I loved working on this hat! It was relatively easy and very quick to make! Those are the best kind of projects. I had to learn to cable for this project, but thanks to YouTube I had plenty of resources.
Cabling ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be. It’s very intimidating! but with a little bit of practice I got the flow down and was able to add them easily.
It is so unbelievably soft and warm and not itchy at all. It is merino wool which is always a good options! Plus there is a slight color variation through the yarn that is gorgeous! I think I will make something else out of this yarn because I loved it that much.
The tricky part for me was at the end when I had to switch to double pointed needles to finish the top. I have never used double pointed needles before so I was figuring it out as I went along. I think I need to watch some more YouTube videos before I use them again for some tips. It was a little awkward…
I enjoyed making this hat so much I think I will make another hat. It’s been so cold in Portland the last few days they are needed! Does anyone have pattern recommendations?