I finished this hat nearly two months ago, but I’ve just now taken a decent enough picture of it to post. (Me, a slacker? No….)
Pattern: Hermione’s cable-and-bobble hat by Lauren Kent
Yarn: Cascade 220 in color 9404 (ruby)
Needles: US6 Clovers
I believe this is the first time I’ve ever used the recommended yarn for a project. Cascade 220 doesn’t feel that nice to me when I’m working with it, and I’d never wear a sweater made out of it, but it makes a perfectly good hat.
My gauge tightened up a bit as the project progressed, so unfortunately the hat doesn’t fit me quite the way I’d like it to. It’s still totally wearable (I’ve gotten plenty of use out of it), but you can tell that it’s stretched out a bit more than it should be. I’m planning on knitting this hat again, as my mother wants one, and because I like the gauge, I’ll just adapt the chart to make it a few stitches wider. Shouldn’t be too difficult, really.
Normally I prefer shorter brims on my hats, so I didn’t do as much ribbing as the pattern called for. But in retrospect, I think that a taller brim would actually suit this hat nicely. Oh well, lessson learned for next time!
I have no idea when I started this project, and while I do know that I finished it sometime before Christmas (as I took it with me to my vacation), I don’t know the specific date. It’s not a very time-consuming project, though, and the pattern’s really easy to follow. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not entirely movie accurate, but it’s fun and cute, in my opinion.