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June 9 2016
June 24 2016
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Just Chillin' Hat by Carolyn Kern
Men's - 19 1/4"
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Just Chillin' Cable Pattern
Berroco Vintage®
1.3 skeins = 282.1 yards (258.0 meters), 130 grams
Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania

I am making this hat for the June 2016 GYI Sleepaway Camp KAL.

06-07-16: I started this hat yesterday, but am now second guessing my yarn choice. (It was Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the ‘charcoal mix’ colorwy.) I think that the 50% alpaca (while usable with perhaps a smaller stitch count) will not have enough body for a men’s sized design sample. I am going to go back to GYI and get some 100% wool worsted. It may have to be black…

06-09-16: I restarted the hat in black Berroco Vintage. This hat will be for my son. (It has been along time since I knit something for him.) I can see many reasons why this is a better yarn choice.
1) It will be machine washable. A good idea for my son.
2) I had thought that the stitch pattern would show up better in the ‘charcoal mix’ Ultra Alpaca, but that yarn has quite a halo of lighter colored fibers which actually muddled the stitches. The black Vintage yarn is unexpectedly a much better choice for showing off the cables.
3) He did say that he would like a ‘black’ hat. grinning

06-24-16: Finished. Photo of hat on table taken outdoors at dusk… not bad considering. I hope one day to get a photo of my son wearing it!

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by Berroco
52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
217 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: June 3, 2016
  • Finished: June 24, 2016
  • Updated: February 13, 2017