FO: Belle Starr Hat


Back in the summer when KnitPicks released their first yarn that contains cashmere, Capra, I picked up a ball. At DK weight and 123yds/50g, there wasn't an excessive amount of yarn to make something wonderful and squishy out of.  So it sat in my stash improving with age, and I finally found this pattern, which worked great.  I used almost exactly 100 yds, leaving me a bit of scrap, but not much.

Project Name:  Belle Starr Hat

Pattern: Belle Starr Hat by Anne Podlesak of How the West was Spun (and of the Ennea Collective)

Recipient: Me

Yarn: Capra by KnitPicks in Harbor

Modifications: Just one

  • Didn't gauge swatch so I just went up a needle size (which is my default), and when I finished casting on 90 stitches, I though it was too small so I added 10 more, so I had one more "panel" than the design.

New Skills: Nothing really, it was a fun quick knit, with an easy pattern, clear pattern.

Feedback: Nice, easy, clear pattern.  Great use of a small amount of yarn (I only had one ball of Capra (123yds).

Re-Knit?: Maybe, I have a bunch of handspun kicking around in strange weights and short lengths that would be perfect for this pattern.  I may find different lace patterns for the bottom panels.