Going to the sip’ n knit again this week! Trying to get a bit done before I leave so it doesn’t look like I just started this project yesterday (which I totally did but sshhh).
I started this hat the first time almost a year ago with some Cascade Sierra Quatro, but the yarn was a little too thin to hold the pattern (particularly those baby cables). So back into the abyss of my projects it went until I stumbled upon it yesterday while frantically trying to find a pattern I could cast on for my meeting today. Ironically, I bought the yarn I’m using this time on that same trip and ended up not using it for its intended project.
Irl, the color is much darker (think blue-violet crayon with a little more purple). In the light it almost has pink overtones,which I love. Can’t remember the colorway name for the life of me, but it’s really pretty!
The pattern is called “Jen’s New Sweetie Pie Hat” and is a free pattern found on ravelry/the purl bee’s website. It’s knitting up super fast (always a plus!) and the “baby cables” are a simple technique that adds just the right touch of interest to make this more than a stockinette beanie with a 1x1 ribbed brim. The pattern says to begin on 16” circulars, but I’m having no trouble working on a set of 4 8” DPNs. It’s been a while since I whipped those out- thankfully I still remember how to use them!!