Monday, January 4, 2016

Pattern Update: Snaky Cables Hat

I've always wanted to revisit one of my super early designs, the Snaky Cables Hat, which is now available for free here on Ravelry. I think it was the second thing I've ever designed (or maybe the third?) and I have learned so much between now and then. Even though it's a free pattern, it's still a reflection of my work, and I wanted to make sure it was the best it could be.
So, when I recently got the chance to try out a skein of a new bulky weight yarn from Ancient Arts Yarn called Big Squeeze, I decided to re-knit this design to see where I needed to update the instructions. This turned out to be a great exercise, because I realized there was a bit of errata (the pattern neglects to specify which way the cables lean), and it could also benefit from the addition of charts to accompany the written instructions. As a result, I've added a supplement PDF which is available as a free download here on Ravelry - it includes both the errata and the charts for your knitting pleasure.
It's great for wearing around the house, too.
After finishing my hat, I opted to add a fun pom pom to the top, which the pattern doesn't call for - but I assume that those who enjoy a good pom pom already know how to do that (if you are wondering, I used a 5.5cm pom pom maker from Knitter's Pride to make mine).
Click here to download the Snaky Cables hat pattern for free on Ravelry!

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