I finished the cabled brim hat and I must say, toot toot. I started with the yarn I was so excited to use – a watermelon color alpaca – but after getting it into a giant knotted ball, I realized I didn’t have enough. I ended up using a raspberry Vanna’s Choice (don’t judge) I had from another project.
The pattern had you make the hat in three pieces starting with the hat. Cables are a lot of fun, and if you’ve never done them I hope you’re not intimidated – seriously, super easy. Here’s the giant ear warmer version.
Next came the brim, stuffed with plastic from a Cool Whip container (I had to take a couple of bites to empty it…it helps in the creative process). Then I knit a thin strip for the band.
I always get nervous at this part of the project – will it actually work? Is this going to be lame? As the creator, you find all of the flaws and weirdness, which I think is part of the lure of homemade projects for a lot of people. But if you’re a perfectionist, it can be the death of any creative endeavor. I kept on going though and with some tacking, readjusting, buttons, and input from the family as I jammed pins into my head, viola! It didn’t turn out wonky!