Thursday, January 05, 2012

Little Red Cap

Pattern:  Eco Cloud Mock Cable Watch Cap
Yarn:  Cascade Cloud (70% merino, 30% baby alpaca)
Needles:  #8 (5 mm) 16" circs and dpns.
Comments:  The stitch doesn't seem to be a mock cable, but I guess it does have that sort of look to it.  The pattern is fun, quick to knit, and the yarn is really soft and light.  My three deviations to the pattern were to use a size 8 instead of 9 needle (I liked the look of a tighter stitch), and to skip the cable cast on because I kept splitting the yarn so I just did a long-tail cast on.  Then the pattern said to knit the hat to 8" but I stopped at 7-1/2" because I didn't want slouch.  I may make some mittens to match.

1 comment:

Chrisknits said...

Lovely Hat and gorgeous color.