Monday, May 27, 2013

Chunky Cable Cuteness

Just another chunky cable hat, in a little bigger size than the original cream one.
 I believe I used a slightly larger cable, maybe the next size larger needles too.  This "head" is supposed to be 6 month size, and it's not snug, so if your babe has a headful of hair, it'd fit.  If he's a baldy, then it's probably more like 9 months (you do want it snug).
Not sure if I'll add any buttons to either side of the brim.  Not urgent, anyway.

Yarn In:  6637gr
Yarn Out:  51gr + 4059gr = 4110gr
Balance:  2527gr more brought IN than out
Costs:  $185.03/147 days = $1.26 per day


lzbthmcmullen said...

Tracy, I absolutely love these hats! Any plans on sharing the pattern?

TracyKM said...

I have been going back and forth on whether or not to write the pattern. I love that it seems to be unique in the baby photography world...but I have found that most photographers don't really care about interesting construction LOL. To them, a newsboy cap is a newsboy cap and it just needs to be cute and fit.
It's really easy to construct your own hat this way though. Basically, find a lace or cable pattern you like. Make it as wide as the height of the hat, or narrow--the choice is yours. Knit the band long enough to go around the head (I start with a provisional cast on), graft the ends together. Pick up stitches on one edge to knit the crown...adding more height if you need it, or whatever decreases you like. Then pick up around the other edge to do the brim; I did ribbing. Cast off, starting at the left edge of the front third, so that when you get back around to the front, you have 1/3 of the stitches still in work (I think it's about 1/3...use your eye or measure a kid), and work a visor, if desired. I did a few rows of stockinette stitch, decreasing on the edges (which were in garter st). Do the last row in the opposite stitch to reduce curl, and cast off. So many variations are possible, that it seems a little selfish to call this "my" pattern :)

lzbthmcmullen said...

I will have to try my hand at making up one of these hats. I think they would look adorable on my little twins. I'll let you know how they turn out.