I began this hat as a belated Christmas gift for a friend and managed to finish it two weeks.
Pattern: Shedir [pdf]
Yarn: Louet Gems Merino Pearl (Worsted) in Charcoal
Yardage: about 2/3 of one skein
Needles: #3 3.25mm
Pattern Modifications: Did three full repeats of cable pattern instead of five to account for gauge difference.
I love this hat and took it for a "test drive" to meet up with friends at the Pearl Tea shop on a rather cold night. Louet Gems is a machine washable and I popped the hat in the wash after my test run. This gave it a nice halo effect and I decided not to shave it before sending it off last night.
Stephi will totally rock this hat once it actually gets cold enough in Washington D.C. to wear it. It is nicely stretchy so I know it will fit and extra long to cover the nape of her neck.
There's a mistake in the knitting but let's just call it a feature, shall we?
It was rather cold that night and the boyfriend was warmly dressed in my hand knits. The hat (Noro Cash Iroha) and handwarmers (Misti Alpaca) are his, knit as Christmas gifts in previous years and he's taken a liking to my Rowan Polar Scarf. I think it is time to stash up some discontinued Rowan Polar from eBay.
"Please, take my wallet but not my warm fuzzies!"