As a person who admittedly likes everything just-so, I like to have a hat and a pair of gloves in the pockets of all of my winter coats. I’m very likely to forget one or the other if I just grab a coat out of the closet. And I have lots of coats. So when I bought my newest coat, a long, black pea coat, I had a cute striped scarf and gloves but no hat. I have to knit another hat? Darn. I actually really needed something crafty to work on after a month of crazy weather, busy work and insane shopping trips.
I decided I wanted a super soft cream colored hat and I found the perfect yarn for it at Michael’s. It’s actually bamboo, which makes me even happier. I like to use sustainable materials when possible.
Anyway, I used the pattern for a basic cable hat from “Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation.” My yarn was labeled bulky, but it really isn’t much thicker than the Lamb’s Pride worsted I used the last time I made the hat. Plus, I have a big head. So the only adjustment I made was to add a couple of rows after the cabling was done because I wanted it slightly longer. It worked beautifully.