There is something about December that cries out for a bulky knit. I’m not sure if it’s the cold, the gift knitting, or the combination of the two that makes me paw through my stash, or head to my LYS for a lovely skein of something big.
When I saw the beautiful cakes of Yotta yarn at Julie Asselin‘s booth at Knit City I wanted them all. I took a deep breath, chose 3… and then picked up another skein at Baaad Anna’s a few weeks later! My vision for this hat took all the things I love… and super-sized them!
Bulky yarn + a folded brim + cables + pompom = too much = perfection!
You see how the math worked there? Honeypie is a perfect knit for cold winter nights. After the hectic rush of year-end work deadlines, party planning and busy shops this simple quick knit will bring you pleasure stitch by stitch. It features a delicious doubled brim, some interesting cables, and a big pompom to finish it all off.
This hat will keep out ALL of the cold! I should also mention that the kids LOVED the big hats. They were warm and fun, with pompoms the size of apples. The giant doubled brim on their little heads made me immensely happy.
Yarn: 90 (110, 130) yds super bulky weight yarn (samples shown in Julie Asselin Yotta in ‘birch’, ‘haze’, ‘’jaipur’, and ‘nakaberri’)
Needles: US #10.5 / 6.5mm 16” circular, US #15 / 10mm 16” circular and DPNs (or as required to meet gauge)
Gauge: 12 sts & 17 rows / 4” over cable pattern
Notions: cable needle, darning needle, stitch marker
Tis the season for quick gift knits!
If you are a gift knitter, you probably feel each tick of the clock as the holidays approach. Honeypie knits up quickly, and you can’t knit just one! Julie has Yotta yarn available in the shop here, there are so many pretty colours to choose from, I think I’ll make one in blue next…..
More delicious cables from Tin Can Knits: