hermione's cable & eyelet hat
pattern: Hermione's Cable & Eyelet Hat, by JL Yarnworks (free pattern!)
yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease in Chestnut Heather (80% acrylic, 20% wool) - 102 yards (44 grams) used
needles: size US 8 / 5.0 mm 16" circulars and set of DPNs
This is the third time I've knit this hat - first, I made one for the One Hundred Hats project, and then again in early May 2011 as part of a larger hat-making project (not documented here).
With this version, I stuck to the pattern in every way but three - I used a bit thicker yarn, and thus used larger needles. This caused an adjustment in cast on numbers (from 110 down to 88) in order to keep the hat from getting far too large!
Notes from the designer state she recommends adding a fourth cable/eyelet set before decreases - I didn't have to do this thanks to the thicker yarn creating longer rows. As you can see above, the hat stretches perfectly over my head, and there's actually room in the length to pull the hat down farther. Perfect if you have more hair than me, or a larger head!
This hat will be added to the box for the Chicago Food Pantry that I hope to deliver in late October.
You can see my Ravelry notes here - there are a few more photos there as well.
I'm making 10,000 hats for 10,000 people. This is hat 109.