I wanted to give Kristie something for letting us stay at her house in Ann Arbor. Since Michigan gets so cold in the winter, I thought I'd crochet her something to keep her warm. I'm on a bit of a hat kick and I can't get enough crochet cables at the moment, so this cable hat was the perfect pattern for me.
Kristie told me that her favorite colors were "goldenrod and a sort of mauve-ish color." The latter eluded me, but I easily found some goldenrod wool at my local yarn shop, The Knit Nook.
This hat crocheted up really quickly, and it was so fun to watch the cables materialize. I enjoyed making it so much that I've already made another one, which will be making an appearance in this space soon.
I was really pleased that Kristie immediately tucked this hat into her jacket pocket, so it would be handy when during cool night outings. I snapped a photo of her in the goldenrod hat, but she made me promise not to post it on the blog because "it was too early in the morning" to take good pictures.
This is a great pattern to use if you'd like to try crocheting cables. It definitely isn't a beginner's pattern, but it also isn't as complicated as it might first seem. If you can figure out how to do front post double crochet (fpdc), you can make this hat.
Here is the free pattern: Rheatheylia's Cable Hat
Ravelry link: Cable Hat
Details on my version: Goldenrod Cable Hat
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Look for a crochet giveaway around here soon! I'm pretty excited about it!