Yarn along: Hats & Cowls

Here I am again with the weekly Yarn along.  This last week I finished a bunch of projects, so I’m pretty pleased with myself. First, I told you about my plan for a Shamrock Run hat and showed you the start to my green hat.  Well, I finished that…

I’m really happy with how it turned out and I love the cables.  I used a pattern called the Sixteen Cable Hat by Circé Belles Boucles.  I’m looking forward to wearing my hat for our leprechaun-y family run in a couple of weeks.  I’m sure it will help make me speedy.

Then, because my cables were so cool on the green hat, I decided to try another cabled hat pattern.  I used Minnow Merino yarn by jil eaton in a wonderful blue color that is very fun and spring-like, but doesn’t look out of place while we’re still having winter weather.

Cables are just so great!  They add structure and dimension and really aren’t as difficult as they look.  If you’ve never tried making cables before, I would definitely recommend giving it a shot.  Try a simple scarf pattern that only has one or two cables in it.  Actually, the Tuesday Night Cowl I’ve talked about before, is a great one for that.  Out of something like twenty-eight rows, only two are cabled.  The rest of the stitches are all stockinette, so it goes really quickly and is a great intro to cabling.

I also finished up my cowl and infinity scarf projects from last week and they both turned out great.  I don’t love either of the pictures of them, so you will just have to take my word for it!  Here’s the louis bertrand cowl.

And, here’s the mistake rib scarf that I modified into an infinity scarf.

So, there you have it.  All my finished projects.  It’s been a good week for knitting!

As for the reading that I know a lot of people include on their yarn along posts, I’ve recently discovered a great way to get my reading done and still be able to knit or do other stuff at the same time.  My most recent book was Theodore Boone, Kid Detective, which I “read” with my kids.  I did it using a free app called Overdrive and my library card.  You can read more about that here.

14 thoughts on “Yarn along: Hats & Cowls

  1. Way cute hats!! Love the green. OK, you are giving me the itch to pick up knitting again. I’ve never made a hat though- would love to learn. Will you sit down with me sometime and help me get started?

    • Sure! I’d love to. A hat can be a really easy project and it’s great because it gives you a finished project in a short amount of time.
      We just need to pick a time!

    • They do! I’m going to play around with designing a hat or cowl this week with some cabling. That will be a new venture for me, so we’ll see how that goes!

  2. Love cables! Over Christmas I cast on for an UBER cabled wrap (the one called Argonath), but it’s currently hibernating, and I imagine it’ll stay that way for a while. Love the hats! 🙂

  3. I am loving those cabled hats — super cute. Cables are so much fun — I’m working on a reversible cabled scarf right now and love working on it.

  4. Fantastic hats…I am just starting cables, and somehow cable projects catch my eye every time. I just love your green too. Thanks for sharing.

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