Just because knitting an intricately cabled Aran sweater sounds a lot like climbing Mount Everest, doesn't mean that cables are only for Channel Island women waiting for their fishermen to come home! Unlike hiking to the world's highest summit, knitting cables is actually really easy... really!
Faye's Chunky Cable Hat is the perfect beginner hill! Quick and manageable, this simple cable pattern results in a truly stunning hat. And Purl Soho's Super Soft Merino is a wonderful vehicle for the hills and valleys of cables, giving them a satisfying depth and sumptuous texture. Plus, this may be the coziest hat of the year!
Ready for some knitting fun? Get started!
- 2 skeins of Purl Soho's Super Soft Merino, 100% merino. This color is Heirloom White.
- A US #13, 16-inch circular needle
- A set of US #13 double pointed needles (Optional, double pointed needles are convenient for the final round of decreases, but it’s possible to finish the hat without them!)
- A large cable stitch holder (or double pointed needle)