I am trying to work out a pattern to make a hat to match the Irish Hiking Scarf I am working on now.
What I have in mind is making a watch cap style hat with the cabled pattern of the scarf in the first several inches (the part one would fold upward) and then just stockinette the rest.
I wonder if someone could take a look at what I have in mind and tell me if I am close or way off base here as I haven’t yet made a hat.
I am thinking of loosely casting on 84 stitches, same Caron Simply Soft Shadows yarn as the scarf, same needle size (8) with the shortest cable that comes with the Options and then join.
The rows would consist of K2 P2 K6 P2 K2 P2 K6 P2 repeating all the way around with a cable every 8th row just as in the scarf. This would be for several inches, probably about two or three cables worth and then start the stockinette for the remainder, with the usual decreasing for the top.
Does this sound reasonable for a watch cap with the cables in the lower part?