Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Shining Star

This Sweet Eleanor cap is one of my current favorite hats to knit.  Working up quickly, this hat still provides interest for me as a knitter and for the wearer, too, with its two cables alternating, one large wide cable and one small four stitch cable, around the cap.


I have made three hats in this oatmeal yarn.  Encore.  75% acrylic, 25% wool.  Machine washable.  Two skeins = 3 hats.


Every time I finish one of these hats and see how the ingenious pattern produces a six pointed star on the top I'm thrilled with the beauty of the hat and the pattern and the brilliance of its designer.


You can purchase the Sweet Eleanor pattern on ravelry here.

9 comments:

Marg said...

I love that pattern. I need to learn the cable stitch...and make a touque like that...It is so adorable.
I might even surprise you...
I have not checked my home emails, so we'll chat later...
I love how you declutter...something that I actually enjoy doing and getting on top of things once again.
Way to go!

Tracy said...

Simply beautiful hat... quite possibly the most lovely! And in the soft pink...perfect. ;o) Happy Day, Willow ((HUGS))

Roxie said...

You are a saleswoman. That hat is adorable and sooo knitterly! I may actually buy a pattern off ravelry.

ellen b. said...

Love it!

"Sunshine" said...

I must make one for my grand-daughter...

Robin said...

Thanks for the reminder! I bought that pattern when you first mentioned and totally forgot that it is in my Ravelry library. That star on the top is so fun - I need to knit one up. Soon!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, that is very cool! You're right - I love it when all the pieces of a pattern come together like that.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a beautiful and clever hat design! It looks particularly nice in that sweet soft pink ~ or maybe it's just the model that makes the hat :)

BTW Simcha is 10.5 months and still has to wear his post-surgery cone for another whole week which means he can't have any rigorous exercise. We are all going a bit crazy over here. It sounds like your dd has her hands full too ;)

fiberjoy said...

What a clever pattern! Thanks for the link... I've been wanting to make a couple of hats for the grandkids (if I get their socks finished!)


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