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A hot Antler hat

August 10, 2018

I knit all summer. Even in the 30 degree heat. Even at the beach. Even at the campsite. Everywhere! Although I must say, this summer in Vancouver is extra hot and I considered putting down the Lopi sweater I was working on….but I persevered! Instead of making me want to put down my needles, summer just makes me want to cast on something bright and fun!

At the beginning of the summer I taught a class at Yarn Okanagan and while I was perusing the marketplace a bright fun skein at Baaad Anna’s booth caught my eye. It was bright, fun, reminded me a little of my style in the early 90’s…..I needed it! Hunter loves all things bright and speckled so I had a brief debate with myself over getting enough for a sweater for her, or if I should just do an accessory. I have a lot of single skeins in the stash and it isn’t really meshing with my constant desire to knit sweaters, but I went for the single skein with an Antler hat plan.

Let me tell you about this skein. It has all the colours, plus speckles, plus dark bits that make everything pop even more! It is a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Merino Aran in the delightful colourway ‘piggy bank’. I wasn’t really sure how the cables would come out in a busy skein, but I had seen a few on Ravelry and Instagram so I thought I would give it a go.

I’m so pleased with the results! The cables show up just fine and the speckles are everything I thought they would be. Hunter chose a turquoise pom pom from my wee bright faux fur pom stash (this one was from Tanis Fiber Arts). Hunter and I went up to Simon Fraser University for some photos. She was in fine form, practicing her annoyed teenager look, alongside her smiles and dancing.

For all the details on the hat you can check out the Ravelry project here.

What do you like to knit in the summer? Do you take a break? Do you prepare for winter?

More cabled hats from TCK

11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2018 2:39 pm

    Soooo cute! Love the multicolour, looks absolutely gorgeous! And your craftsmanship is on another level! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Genia Potter permalink
    September 11, 2018 12:58 am

    Knitting my first Antler hat, and wondering – which Knitting Without a Cable Needle do you think is easiest/works best? I haven’t done cables in a while, and liked the Without a lot better, but it was several years ago and I don’t remember which one I used.

    • September 12, 2018 8:49 pm

      Sorry, I don’t really have a favorite method, I usually just use a cable needle

  3. August 14, 2018 12:45 pm

    I love it! I knit all summer, too. It’s the best time to knit because everyone is not asking you to knit for them.

  4. August 12, 2018 1:14 pm

    Scrappy Rose City Roller socks have been my passion this summer (that and a gorgeous test knit of I Shawl Remain Nameless for The Inky Knitter). Perfect for stuffing in any bag and going!

  5. August 11, 2018 9:32 am

    congratulations I like your interpreazione a lot. Beautiful chosen yarn

  6. August 10, 2018 6:30 pm

    LOVE the hat! The colors are so bright and fun!

  7. August 10, 2018 4:16 pm

    I love this hat pattern so much. It’s one of those that I knit over and over again!

  8. August 10, 2018 1:00 pm

    Neat to see your pictures where I went to school! I am crazily knitting an afghan in this hot Vancouver weather🤪🤣

  9. Jean Andress permalink
    August 10, 2018 11:14 am

    I’ve just finished Gramps – my fourth – and I’ve just cast on for Hunter wondering why I’ve never made it before!

  10. Christina Thaler permalink
    August 10, 2018 11:09 am

    The hat looks amazing
    And so does Hunter
    😊 I’m actually knitting Lush in cotton for myself. Should be finished by September, just perfect for those slightly cooler nights…

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