14 March 2011

FO: Starburst Hat

Ladies and Gentleman - it's a hat!

I admit it. I am not a fast knitter. I tend to have to have some sort of lull in activity to let myself relax into it.  Which probably says a lot about my stress levels in general.

Anyways, I have been wanting to use more of my Malabrigo Seleccion Privada, which I picked up several skeins a few years ago. I made myself some small fingerless gloves, but thought a hat would make a nice shape for the yarn. So off to Ravelry I went, and after some searching found this hat pattern online and knew it would be good for me.

I like knitting hats, especially in the round.  You do reach a point where you need to use double-pointed needles to close the top, and for those who may not have used them before - they really are not scary.

Cables, on the other hand...

All in all this is a very simple pattern.  I think the only think I may have done differently would be to put a few more rounds in, make it a bit taller, before doing the decreases.  I did not realize how fast the top would close up.  It is long enough to cover most of my ears (which with short hair I prefer to do) but I would have liked another inch to pull it down just a bit further, to the bottom of my earlobes.

I have already cast-on my second project, which will be a sweater.  Feel free to check me out on Ravelry to see what is now on my needles!


  1. It's nice! Lovely colors.

    I have the same problem with every hat I knit - I always wish they were slightly longer, but you just can't tell until they're done. I thought I had solved it when I discovered top-down hats, but then I started having problems with the crown being too pointy. Hats are not as easy as they look!

  2. Love the colors! (How could I not - it's Malabrigo.)

    I'll have to add you on Ravelry!

  3. @3goodrats Thanks so much! What is worse, I keep forgetting that I have a "big head". Really, I can wear a men's large cap easily. :)

  4. @Kat Isn't Malabrigo the best? Would love to see you on Ravelry! I will follow you back.