Celtic Cable Hat

Agony! I worked so cautiously on this project. Before I started, I read through the pattern multiple times. I checked my gauge about five or six times, double-checking that I was doing it right by taking it in to the yarn shop nearby. I followed the chart PERFECTLY. This is the first (and so far only) project I have ever done where I did not make a SINGLE mistake the entire time. Even when my row marker fell off and I didn't notice for some time, I was able to identify where it was supposed to go and didn't get thrown off at all.

I think I first started wondering if I'd messed up when I was nearing completion and I hadn't even started using the second skein of yarn it told me I would need.

Of course, once I finished it, it dawned on me what was wrong: the hat was much too small!!!

Ugh... So I'm either going to force myself to wear a too-small-hat this winter, or I'm going to sell it, which I REALLLY don't want to do because i love this hat so much. But until I figure out where the hell I went wrong, I won't be doing another one. It exhausted me, and having it turn out wrong just put me off.

Attached: a detail picture of the closed cable and a picture of me wearing the hat so you can see the size

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It might be too small for you, but nevertheless it is really good work and I just love the celtic cables. I challenge you to sell the first one and knit another one.

Your cable work is quite nice! Any chance that you can post the pattern?

YugiDean's picture

LOL Yikes...the pattern is a whopping 14 pages from start to finish (including a worksheet for making custom sizes). But you can get it at http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/celticcap/detail.php

It's VERY affordable at only $3 (US) and it comes as a .pdf file, I believe. Definitely worth the $3, considering how beautiful it is!

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rjcb3's picture

Beautiful cable work! I really like that!

...of course, I've always loved cabling and Aran designs.

Well done!


technocowboy's picture

Honestly, it's not too small. It's made to sit right above your ears. I've made about a dozen of these. It's the right size. Good work on it, too!