"Hermes" a unisex hat

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Hermes Collage 2

Hermes is a unisex hat. It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker "Fancy Cable Check" from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Book. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the round. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. If you substitute yarns make sure you make a gauge swatch.

I am a Hat Maker, and a Mad Hatter for that matter. I see the possibilities of a hat in almost any pattern. I like to make hats that are interesting and have texture as this hat does.

I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.

Unblocked hat measures 8" from the crown to the edge of the cast on and 20 inches on the round.

Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get gauge.

Thanks for stopping by!

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CLABBERS's picture

That's a great looking hat,

That's a great looking hat, Andy! I always love your bright colors. The pattern is very attractive. Well done!
Mark

Crafty Andy's picture

It is my first combination of

It is my first combination of cables and other kind of textured knitting and it is kind of fun to see how they play together.

CLABBERS's picture

They play together very well.

They play together very well. It would be a good had to wear before a heavier one is needed for outdoors.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Most intriguing, Andy. I also

Most intriguing, Andy. I also get inspired by patterns from a variety of sources but put them into socks. Just the difference in taste, although your hats knit up faster than my socks!

Crafty Andy's picture

I can make a hat in less than

I can make a hat in less than a day, socks that is a different story it takes me about two weeks for a pair.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I used to make a pair in two

I used to make a pair in two weeks but now most socks see me knitting for a couple of months before they are finished. However, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy myself...I just have a tendency to read too much. [Well, that's what some people would say...So many books, so little time..]