Pattern and Modifications: Purly White's Cable and Seed Stitch Baby Hat
Purly kindly offers this pattern for free. If you would like to try, just click on the link and leave her a comment; she would then send you the pattern.
I think the hat is incredibly cute ... but the cuteness didn't show until I started the decreasing rows. I don't enjoy knitting seed stitch too much, but I like the way it looks.
Yarns: Jo-Ann Sensations Collection Tesoro (100% Wool) Col: 632 Blue
This was among the Jo-Ann yarns I bought some time ago. The recommended gauge on the label is 18 stitches for 4" using US10. But somehow I was able to get the same gauge as Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (the yarn used by Purly) using US3. I have to say this yarn is quite a pleasure to work with. With the seed stitch and cables, the hat felt a bit stiff. However, after a quick wash, the stiffness went away completely. Since there are only 87 yards in a 50g-ball, I needed to get a second ball (with lots of leftover!).
Gauge and Needles: 25 stitches to 4", DPNs 3
Now, what I need to do is to get his address. Do you think the parents would let me knit their son another hat?