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Project info
chunky cable hat
Bulky hat by Eveli Kaur
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 13 - 9.0 mm
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky
90 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 72.0 yards (65.8 meters), 160 grams
Knitterly in Petaluma, California
Notes

Was referencing this pattern for an especially great “Knit the Look” on Fringe Association today, needed something mindless to do at a crafty social event last night, and had this yarn in my stash. I knit it from start to finish during the gathering, while socializing. Go super bulky!

I did not have a short US17 handy so did the whole hat on US15, rather than sizing up after the ribbing. I also added one decrease round (ssk’d the center sts of each cable) before cinching the top closed — seemed like way too many stitches as written. It’s a really great hat. Only change I might make if knitting it again is to space out the cable rounds a bit.

The pattern doesn’t state gauge or measurements, so I figured this would be a giveaway based on its final size. But mine came out at a 20-inch brim (unstretched, unblocked) and 8.5 inches tall, and suits me perfectly!

I’ll try to add a non-Instagrammed shot at some point …

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Finished
February 11 2013
February 11 2013
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About this yarn
Bulky
by Blue Sky Alpacas
Super Bulky
50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
45 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: February 12, 2013
  • Finished: February 12, 2013
  • Updated: February 13, 2013