Knitting season is upon us! I am slowly preparing for the colder days and night, as well as winter. I have a huge storage bin of yarn that was purchased just for fun. They are all wound into balls and sans wraps so I am not sure what they are. All I know is that I was once-upon-a-time a yarn snob and nothing but natural would do. This is some sort of super soft wool, a blend perhaps. Looks like a long crotchet piece. Amazingly soft and breathable. Like a dream to knit with. I just wish I knew what brand it was so I could buy out all the stock. Anyway, I hate store bought hats becasue A. they are expensive, B. they are ugly, and C. they don't fit nice and snug (I would add D. gross acrylic feel, but I broke my no-acrylic yarn rule with my past few hats, what do you know, I like to live on the edge).
As always, I used my #4s (truthfully I only have #1s and #4s in a full set so whatever I make I try to adjust the cast on number of stitches and go with the flow), knit from bottom up and decided on a simple cable to add interest. I tapered off the cable near the top, and decreased with k2tog for the last two rows only, an experiment. I was trying to leave the hat as a tube and sew the top shut, but that looked too bulky.
I can not emphasize enough now amazingly soft and stretchy this hat is. Although a bit thick, the yarn itself is very breathable so it is perfect for fall weather too. Not too warm, and doesn't make the head sweat which is my pet peeve!