FO DH's new hat

[color=darkred]I have come to the conclusion that learning to use the computer is similar to learning to knit. The more I learn, the more I see there is more I can learn.

I did try to use Image Resizer. I got the photo smaller, but couldn’t figure out how to get it from there to here. So I apologize if this is too big.

I made this with some wick yarn I found in my bottomless yarn container. I used size 3 needles for the ribbing, 4 for the lining and a 5 for the outside.
Lana :XX: [/color]

That looks fantastic! (And the photo is just right.) :smiley:

Outstanding!!! :cheering:

:thumbsup: Looks WONDERFUL!! :cheering: :cheering:

REALLY great!!

Beautiful! Love the details!

Looking good :thumbsup: Especially for just learning :cheering:

Oh, wow, that is gorgeous! :inlove:

WTG! :cheering: :cheering:

Mind if I ask where the pattern is from, I love aran and cables.

What a great hat!! I bet your hubby loves it. Good job.

Excellent work!! :cheering: :thumbsup:

That hat is gorgeous. I would also like to know where the pattern is from.

Me too! (I’d kind of like one for myself…:D)

[color=darkred]Thank you all for the compliments.
I think Angelia may be the only one who saw my post in the Sticky “Introduce yourself” on the General forum. Thank you for the welcome, Angelia.

I wouldn’t want anyone to think knitting is new to me. I’ve been at it for more than 40 years. After having made a few very basic sweaters, my next project was a fisherman sweater from a book for DH. That was back in '66. He still wears the sweater.

I learned how to calulate the number stitches for fisherman sweaters from Barbara Walker’s 1968 A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

I’m on the down side of my knitting career now. My hands are going south, with the rest of my body, so I like to do smaller projects.

If you can knit a hat, you can add cables. After the ribbing, I increase 1 stitch for every cable twist. For cables with 3 sts crossed over 3 sts, I inc 2 sts for each twist.

I’ve had very little exposure to other knitters, so I know I will learn a lot on this board. And maybe I’ll be able to pass along something here too.

Lana :x: [/color]

:inlove: That is an amazing hat! Wonderful job!!!

Am I the only one here who thinks the husband looks as good as the hat?

[b][color=red]Julie, I do! I do!!

Maybe even better than the hat. :inlove: [/color][/b]