About a year ago, I decided to cast on Habitat from Jared Flood. I purchased the pattern and yarn from Purl. I used the yarn called for in the pattern, BrooklynTweed Shelter in Nest. I started the hat in mid February. I completed about 10 to 15 rows of the cable pattern, put it down for about 8 months, until a few weeks ago. The hat was a Christmas gift for my friend D. He's been asking me for something handknit for awhile. So, I settled on Habitat. This was going to be my first BrooklynTweed pattern, but the Tweed Baby Blanket somehow snuck in and interrupted things.
As the holiday drew near, I decided to pick it back up and finish it in time for Christmas. Once I started working on the hat, I was able to complete it pretty quickly. The directions were very clear, the cable charts were easy to read. I love the way the cables turned. I've definitely become a cable lover as a result. I ended up using every last yard of yarn. While knitting the last row, I thought I wouldn't have enough to pull it through the last group of stitches. Thankfully, I did. If I make this hat again, I think I may go up a needle size and purchase two skeins instead one.
Once complete, I sewed some elastic thread through the ribbing. I've noticed from other samples that the ribbing can become stretched out. Hopefully, the ribbing will stay nice and taut.
Here are a few pictures from the hat in progress and some of it completed.
Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood (rav link)
Yarn: BrooklynTweed's Shelter
Needles: 16" Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles US9 & US10
Started: February 23, 2011
Finished: December 22, 2011
Happy Knitting! ♥