So, after the terrible set back that the Great Sweater Disaster of '09 did to my ego, I decided to try and get out some more christmas hats. They're fun, quick, don't take too much yarn and there's loads of room for creativity. :)
The first one I did was a Dean Street Hat in a child's size, as seen here:
It's not a true cable pattern, but it looks like one, which is way cool. This is knit up in the Caron Eco Soft again, which since I bought so much of it has been a re-occurring theme in my knitting. hehe I'm thinking about trying this one again, but maybe in the green and staggering the cables so it looks kinda bambooey. It was a super quick knit too! Only took me about 2 days.
The second one I cast on just three days ago and it's already done, the Wavy Cable Lace Hat.
I used my Knit Picks Gloss DK and it is SO nice to knit with. I will definitely be buying more of this yarn! For the pattern though, I think my gauge was a bit off because I only ended up doing two pattern repeats instead of the three they call for. Also, I have about 2 yards of yarn left, and I kinda altered the top because I was getting nervous. I don't know if I would have had enough if I hadn't skipped the rounds that didn't have the K2Tog on them. The pattern looks intimidating when you're just browsing, but is actually pretty easy to remember once you get in to it.
I like this one so much, I'm not sure it's going to make it out of the house at Christmas time or not. hehe! It feels really good to have accomplished something. :)