Sunday, September 21, 2008

A hat! A hat!

Look what I won! Isn't it a great medal? It was bestowed upon me by the eminent Bobicus Maximus, the ultimate Ravelympics mascot, during the August 2008 Ravelympics. This is a project - the only project, in fact - I completed for the Ravelympics Hat Dash over on Ravelry. If you ever get bored, you can cruise on over to the Ravelry Ravelympics group and ogle over all the finished objects, unfinished objects, and, um, frogged objects. I had a blast. Though I entered approximately six events and only finished one, I take pride in my accomplishment. It was worth the blood, sweat, and broken fingernails I invested in this project. The hat was completed during my move from Texas to South Carolina, where I am now attending school. Not an incredible car ride take-along project for a beginning cabler - there were a few very tense moments during the process of knitting this hat. But it was all totally worth it.

It was my first real adult-sized hat, and my first real cable project, and I'm in love with this hat. Need I say more? The yarn, Cascade Pima Silk, was from a Ravelry swap earlier this summer, and it was absolutely perfect for this project. Soft and luxurious, but cool enough (hopefully) to wear during the mild South Carolina autumn and winter. I. Love. This. Hat.

I've already worn it to school once, even though it's really too warm to be wearing hats yet. I got lots of compliments. I love this hat. Maybe too much.

10 comments:

Lupie said...

I have this pattern and have always wanted to make it along with 500 other things.
Yours came out great! Your first cable project! Wow! I love doing cables. Now you should try a cable scarf to go with the hat.

Steffi said...

A cabled scarf - now, that's a lot of cabling. I'm not sure I have enough time (or gumption) to do that right now!

Stephanie said...

I love your hat. The color is perfect and the pattern is so fun>

A Homely Heroine said...

I love this hat too, its gorgeous you clever thing! As a non-hat knitter, well done!

ajknitz said...

I <3 your hat! It makes me think of springtime, even though you probably wouldn't wear it then.

Timiae said...

Very nice! I've yet to make a hat (I attempted one the other day, but ran out of yarn). I love your banner!

RiaRe said...

What a beautiful Hat!!! I love the color and of course the cable. I have not tackled the "cable Stich" as of yet but am looking for just the right project.

Take care,
Maria

Knitting Mummy said...

Well done. I really love that colour. And thanks also for your comment on my blog.
Amanda.x

A Homely Heroine said...

Hi, I just tagged you on my blog, hope you don't mind : )

smariek said...

That's a pretty hat! Very nice for a first cable project.

If you're not up to doing an entire cable scarf, you might try making a short "scarfette" or neck wrap thing. It's much shorter, and then you can just add some buttons to keep it in place, or use a nice shawl pin.