Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grey Mohair Cable Beanie

I bought 2 balls of 12 ply Australian mohair wool blend by Cleckheaton on impulse and thought I would make a beanie. This cabled design is the result, which we wore recently on a winter holiday.
David models the grey mohair cabled beanie
We took it with us to Stanthorpe when we went there to visit my husband's father and his wife. It's a lovely thick beanie that's very warm, but the mohair is a little scratchy on the forehead skin. I will wash it and see if that makes a difference.
Thomas and David in Stanthorpe this winter
For this pattern I used a 7mm hook because I read the label without my glasses. When I checked later it actually recommends a 5.5mm hook! But I had already started so went with this chunky look. This chunky cabled pattern started with a round of 10 dc (9 dc + 3 ch), then increased for 5 rounds on the crown. The pattern down the sides is 2 ch (fpdc, dc, sk 1 fptr, back 1 fptr, dc) repeated. For the brim I switched to a 6mm hook and just did rounds of sc. Perfect for a winter beanie!

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