Birth of a Rogue Inspired hat
Pattern: Self created using the sleeve cable pattern from the Rogue sweater.
Yarn: Lion brand Woolese Chunky
Needles: Size 8 Bamboo double pointed needles (yes! I did make the entire hat on double pointed needles, not on a circular).
Ok, so why did I make this hat on double pointed needles?
- I didn't have a size 8 circular needle short enough to make this project anything but a pain in the butt.
- I have a set of 5 bamboo double pointed needles that happen to be size 8. These are the only bamboo needles that I own, and I was excited to get to use them again.
- Hmmmm 4 panels, 4 needles (+1 to work the stitches) perfect!
- I didn't have to switch to double pointed needles at the top when I had so few stitches left.
Why the Roll brim hat? I am still not so patiently waiting for discountyarnsale.com to ship out the yarn that I bought to make my Rogue sweater. I am so itchy to make this sweater that I decided to practice the cable pattern. When I realized how really easy it is, no matter how complicated it looked (I have VERY limited cable experience) I figured it was just a waste to just practice. I should make something with it. What would be good in woolese? It is really to scratchy for a scarf, which was my first idea, so I decided to try to recreate the hat also made by the Rogue designer. I completed the brim last, because I really wasn't sure what I wanted. I usually make watch caps with a thick rib band. I thought that might hide, or detract from the beautiful cables on this hat, so I added a simple roll brim after completing the rest of the hat.
I'm really quite fond of this hat, and I think I'll keep it for me.