This project started life a stash busting project. I had some sumptuously squishy and soft Blue Sky Alpaca EXTRA left over from a jumper I’d designed, my intention was to bang out a quick hat just to use it up. But as what tends to happen once I start working, the idea grows and develops. While the hat did require more than the amount of yarn I had left, it can be knit with one skein.
I’m an absolute Blue Sky Alpaca junkie and could quite happily knit in it all the time, red happens to me my favourite color, so this yarn is a perfect marriage of my loves. I wanted the hat to be something a little fun without screaming cheesy. For me these cables do just that, a fun little nod to valentines and love, but wearable through the year.
The slightly small band is designed so the hat can worn higher on the head and at an angle, my personal preference, but looks great pulled further down too.
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