WhatIWore: Voila! I just finished my latest knitting project - a cable knit trapper hat! Knit in four major pieces, it took me a little under two weeks to knit, block and assemble.
This pattern is from the cover of VOGUEknitting 2010/2011 Winter issue. I used a pretty aran weight silk wool blend yarn. It was a lot more lofty than yarns I’ve knit in the past, but I love the final result.` I opted to do the majority of the work with 16″ round metal needles. I used two skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran merino silk blend yarn in silver.
As for the pattern - I stayed true to the instructions for the flaps and band, but made up my own design (five cables with a seed stitch between) for the crown of the hat and did an I-cord to connect the pom poms. I read a lot of reviews for this pattern on Ravelry (my profile here) and a lot of knitters said the hat was too tall, thus my change (I also tried the pattern design and didn’t love it/got messed up enough to rip out, so went with a simplified stitch). This hat took me about a week plus a couple days for blocking and assembling. I rip out a lot of my work so I would have likely been done sooner if I paid more attention while I was knitting (but ya know, #babylife).
Would I make this hat again? Yes! Especially with a DK weight yarn and smaller needles for a kid size. How cute would that be!?