Little cables beanies

When I saw this pattern on Claudine’s blog, I just had to give it a go.

And they are so quick and easy to make that I couldn’t stop at one.

With a bunch of family and friends having babies this year, I think these are the perfect little gift. I’m planning on making a few more to put in my gifts cupboard. The green one has been gifted, along with the felted box and bib o’love, to a very appreciative friend who also knits, but with baby #2 almost due and baby #1 still quite young, plus with work and you know, life, doesn’t find much time to knit at the moment.

Details:
Pattern: Little Cables Hat by Claudine from Knitting Box – the little cables add a bit of interest to the hat but are still very easy to do. It’s her first written up pattern and it is great – very easy to follow, nice crown shaping – thanks Claudine for sharing!
Yarn: cream hat is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino col 34005 – about 30-40g; green one is Rowan Cotton Glace col 812 Ivy. Both from stash (yay!) but not really stashbusters because they use so little yarn – unless I make about 20 of them!
Sticks: I knit a little tight, so used 3.5mm Addi dpns
Time: 2 days each – although if you had a whole day to yourself you could easily do one in a day.
What I learnt: You can never have too many little baby hats to give as gifts, or to charity – quick and easy!
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11 responses to “Little cables beanies

  1. They are VERY cute missy. How’s that blue slouchy coming along…. hee hee Miss Jillyx

  2. oh I saw these too and have been meaning to make one for a couple of weeks. How many hours to make one? They look so great!

  3. The do look addictively quick n easy.And I know what you mean about Name of the Rose, I must confess I kinda bleep over those bits a bit.

  4. Love them! They look so warm and snuggly. Wonder how hard it would be to make an adult size????

  5. Oh, so sweet! Always a sucker for cables! I’ll have to check out Claudine’s blog and have a go at the pattern 🙂

  6. Your hats look GREAT, Jane!! I’m very glad to hear that the pattern makes sense! 🙂

  7. They are really nice. What a great idea to have a gifts cupboard!

  8. Just darling! The twisty cables keep it simple but so interesting.

  9. Those are soo cute! I love the little cables. I might have to try these soon.

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