I have been wanting to make a cable hat for over a year now, but have never had any luck. I was never able to "stretch" the stitches enough to make the cables. I decided to give it another try and was finally able to figure it out. I am so pleased with the results. The yarn I used was Paton's Wool in Heather Jade. When I put the hat on to take the pictures I fell in love with this hat. The wool has the perfect amount of stretch. The hat is so very warm and a gorgeous color. Now that I have figured out the cables I have some ideas in my head of different ways to use them in hats or fingerless gloves. I need more time in the day for all my ideas!
This was a very easy hat to make and I did not even need to use a cable needle. I used the round purple loom and didn't even need a whole skein of yarn. I will be able to make a headband/ear-warmer with what is left over.
Wool yarn is obviously more expensive, but I have used it for my last two hats and have been so happy with the results. I need to try and stock up when it is on sale, because I would love to make more projects with wool yarn.