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January 6, 2014
Elisbeth Cap

I finished this hat in early December, but didn't like the pictures I took, so was going to take more - I never did and (as you can see with the green grass) decided to just go with what I had.

THIS picture I love :)

Elisbeth Cap

I wanted natural sheepy colors so I carded a batt made from Mixed BFL, cormo, yak, merino and cashmere/silk - all super soft fibers for the fluffiest batt ever!

batts

and spun 177 yards of aran weight 3 ply yarn

The construction of this hat is fun - knit the shaped (bigger in the front with the cables getting smaller ending in ribbed back) cabled band 1st (beautiful in itself as a headband), then pick up stitches and knit the slouchy top.

Elisbeth Cap

Pattern: Elisbeth Cap by Bonnie Marie Burns - Chic Knits
Size: 96 stitches around - 21" circumference)
Yarn: 3.5 ounces handspun mixed BFL, cormo, yak, merino, cashmere and silk - 3 ply aran weight.
Needles: 4.5 mm - US 8
Mods: It's been almost a month since I finished this so I don't remember clearly, but I think I knit exactly as written in the pattern. Bonnie Marie's patterns are very detailed and clear.

Elisbeth Cap

Elisbeth Cap

At some point, I plan to knit the matching cowl (choice of vertical or horizontal cables ), but it's not happening now, since I am deep into Torirot Mystery Mittens and Op-Art socks KAL :)

If you have comments or questions or want to contact me for any reason, just email or contact me on Ravelry. Thanks :)

 

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