10/17- the size shrunk a bit, just enough to make it still fit. It’s a bit big on me, but it should be fine for the recipient.(that is not me in the photos).
10/13- BASIC KNITTING 101 ERROR! SWATCH THE F&#@#R BEFORE YOU START!
Never used this superwash before… and yes, it does grow. The finished hat does not have the elasticity I’d like it to have.
So I need to make another one... Yes, I do, I know it's a hat, and gauge isn't "supposed" to matter, but it's now too slouchy and doesn't hug the head on the brim. grrr. Need to find someone with a big head to give the first hat to.
Currently testing gauge swatches for size 4 and size 5 needles. I’m thinking size 5 is the better one… have to wait and see.
First, I really love this pattern. It’s the perfect amount of cabling, clean lines, and impact that I like for a hat.
Second, this is the first time I’m using Valley Yarns supwerwash. And boy, does that yarn have some energy in it! Super coil, lots of bounce. It’s making a nice squishy hat. The pattern is looking really nice in the ice blue colorway. after blocking. energy mellows a lot, and it stretches. You know better… swatch damnit!
Added 2 more rows to bring before starting the cabling. Wanted a longer hat to cover the ears. Didn’t need to do this step because yarn stretches so much.