Friday, June 08, 2007

Cabled Newsboy Cap

Here's the picture of the finished Cabled Newsboy Cap from Stitch N' Bitch Nation, I completed yesterday. I LOVE THIS HAT! If you don't have the book, buy it now. It's on sale at Amazon.com for $3.19. Follow the link, people!

So, the hat...very cute and wearable. I definately will make myself some more of these...in all the colors. Simply love it. I followed the pattern exactly, even down to the needles. The yarn is less than one skein of LB Wool Ease in # 151 grey heather.

Ummm...do you want to know what I used to make the brim stable? No laughing...I used a recycled piece of cardboard in the brim of the hat. It came from a cereal box, actually. Hey, it works.

Cute, no?

13 comments:

pins&needles said...

Actually, recycled cardboard is the best thing to use for the brim. If it works, it works. It looks very good!

Mouse said...

Very cute! I actually bought some of that plastic grid stuff that you use for embroidery ages ago to make that hat (the brim) but I wasn't advanced enough as a knitter to do cables and gave up. Seeing yours makes me want to dig out the book (which is awesome) and start one of my own!

roxtarchic said...

i loved that hat in the book... but havent tackled cables as of yet (an dyes, this makes me wanna try)

very nice!

Kimberly said...

Very cute - makes me want to try out the pattern too!

Turtle said...

Love it! I am also a "cable virgin" but have so wanted to try. I also like that you recycled for the brim. Looks great...may have to go pull that book out and buy some new yarn tomorrow!

sunneshine said...

It looks great, and it looks great on! Good for you doing a little recycling!!

Jaime said...

I love that hat and yay for recycling! :D It's too cute! I actually ordered that book today (thanks for telling us about the sale!) so I may have to make one of those myself.

Have a great night! Hugs! :D

Kaity said...

Very Cute! I love it.

moxie said...

Way cute! And less than one skein of yarn... can't beat it. :)

Miss Carolyn said...

Such a cute hat!

KnitXcorE said...

wow! it looks good, i really want to make it now.

edie said...

Hey Lana, your hat came out cute! I had made one a couple of years ago and use some hand dyed yellow... for the brim I used some plastic canvas stuff that I had lying around...good idea w/ the cereal box.....!

Knitted_Painting said...

it's really cute=D can't wait till I can get the stich 'n bitch books=)