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!