Finished My First Hat Today

I saw this pattern on a knitting blog and since I love cables I decided to give it a try (here's the link: Utopia Hat). I used some cheapy Wool-Ease Thick & Quick which is my prototyping yarn so I may reknit it again with something a little higher end. The thick & quick was thicker (go figure) than the yarn called for in the pattern so I made some adjustments: started with 72 stitches (vs 96) and did 4 cable cross overs instead of 6. My knitting evolution hasn't followed the typical trajectory since I've tried a few sweaters but this is my first attempt at a hat. I'm really liking the minimal-finishing-instant-gratification of hat projects.

Utopia Hat

sirknitsalot's picture

That's cool. I have never attempted doing cables. I may have to do my first with this.

rjcb3's picture

Very nice...especially for your first.

I really like the cables.


I can't even imagine your trajectory. I haven't had the nerve to try my first sweater yet. I know exactly what you mean regarding minimal-finishing-instant-gratification though, which is why I love knitting socks. The two at a time technique really adds to that m-f-i-g sensation since you haven't finished one sock, but the pair.


Bill's picture

Love the hat!
...thank you for the links to the's the direct link to download it

it's the easiest kind of I have to try it!


Great hat....I see something to add to my To-Do list....

chunkiejunkie's picture

sir - I think you'll be amazed at how easy cables really are. They give a lot of bang for the buck.

Thanks everyone for you kind comments! Now back to work on the sweaters...