It was really cold Friday morning – there was actually some frost on my windshield. While the car was defrosting, I ran back in the house to get my fall/winter coat. Crazy, I know! As I finished off by putting on my handknit scarf and mitts, Nick said “Don’t forget your hat.” He was astounded when I said that I didn’t have one and suggested that now I have the evening’s project figured out.
Fine, fine. I’ll knit myself a hat. For those of you who know me, you know that I have the kind of hair that doesn’t cooperate with hats. Finding one that will stay on and actually look OK is a challenge. I spotted this hat a while ago (while looking for something to make with my Malabrigo) and was quite taken with it. I went here to get the pattern (found in the sidebar) and got started. After several false starts, I got a rhythm going and finished it in about a day. Here it is:
Pattern: Saunshine‘s Pumkin Head Hat – cabled version
Yarn Malabrigo Worsted
Needles: Size 5 US for the cuff and size 7 for the rest
Modifications: I stuck pretty close to the pattern, though either I wasn’t understanding something or there are errors in it.
If you are going to make it, let me know and I’ll tell you what I did. I’ve notified the designer that there might be some corrections to make. The pattern on the designer’s site has been corrected.
All in all, I love the hat. We’ll see how it stands up to my hair when the weather really turns cold!
1 Ava’s super-cute pronunciation of “That’s Ridiculous!” The predicuious part, from Nick’s point of view, was that everyone I know has a knit hat from me – except me. I’d like to add that it was really predicuious that I had frost on my windshield in SEPTEMBER!