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Monday, October 10, 2011
Horizontal Rib Hat: One-Skein Wonder Project #3
Another project completed using my "Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders" book. This pattern,"Horizontal Rib Hat," calls for holding two strands of sock yarn together as you knit the cap from the brim to the crown. As a result, it's a very quick knit. On Ravelry, I saw a variety of completed caps and some commented that the cap was too short. I opted to add to add an extra pattern repeat (the pattern calls for repeating rows 12 to 20 two more times, so I repeated rows 12 to 20 three more times). I think it's a nice cap which would cover one's ears and stay on nicely. The yarn I used is Knit Pick's Essential Sock Yarn in a colorway called "Plum Tweed". It's sock yarn I purchased a few years back (a sock kit) when I first learned to knit socks. The pattern recommends self-striping sock yarn for a cool stripe effect, which I think would also be really nice. All in all, I am pretty happy with this hat!