bella's hat

well i have already made bella's mittens. these were mittens inspired by the mittens worn by the actress that played Bella in the movie Twilight. so i decided that i needed a hat to match the gloves. i loved preita sayler's hawk hat. so i thought that i would use the basic pattern of that hat and just change the cable. i worked beautifully. this pattern was really interesting because all of the decreases for the crown take place beside the cable in the stockinette portion of the hat, leaving the lovely mohawk like middle.

the final portion of the hat called for kitchenering the top of the hat closed. this happen to fall on the exact row that i needed to twist my cable. so to keep the bumpiness of the middle section, i rearranged the stitches for the cabling, placed them back on the needle and then proceed to kitchener these stitches. i love it. it worked out great. and it fits great. and the alpaca is oh so warm!

project: bella's hat (adaption of Hawk hat by Preita Sayler)
started / completed : jan. 22 -24, 2009
needle : US 8 (magic loop)
yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Highlander (color: black thorn)
one added note : this yarn is amazing. it feels great while you are knitting. it has magnificent colors and plenty of yardage. i still had about 1/4 of the skein leftover and the bella mittens used exactly one skein. love that too. so if you get a chance to purchase any of this yarn. do so! buy a load! you will love it!

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