Friday, February 27, 2015

finished hat friday

Pattern: Bray Cap by Jared Flood (link to my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted (one skein, colorway: saltwater)
Needles: size 5 for brim, then 8 for body
Modifications: None! If I had enough yarn leftover I would totally make a huge pom pom for this one! Love this pattern--super fun, and super cute! I was afraid it would be too slouchy, based on the pattern pictures, and was all set to omit some pattern rounds. But what I realized mid-way was that the models are wearing the hat high on their heads--it fits great as is if worn "traditionally" ... aka to cover your ears! So don't worry if you don't like the "slouchy" look. It really fits quite well! I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about how warm a hat with lace eyelets would be, but this hat got a test run during our Wednesday snowfall and passed with flying colors!



  1. It looks fantastic! Look at those gorgeous cables. I like my hats a little slouchy, but also need ear coverage- I like the deep brim on this.

  2. I like hats pulled down over the ears too. I always remember a science lesson in primary school which proved that string vests are warmer than other vests because the holes trap the body heat. It made a big impression on me and I rushed home to tell my rather sceptical parents.

  3. That looks great! The yarn's a great match to the pattern, and it looks so cheerful and bright. I'm a slouchy-hat lover, but I can understand wanting them to fit tighter. It really shows off the cables :)

  4. Lovely! I have a few lace hats, too, and I find in worsted weight they're definitely warm enough.

  5. Beautiful! I usually have to add some length to my hats because I like them slouchy, but they absolutely NEED to be pulled down over my ears! Love the color, love the cables. Have you thought about a pompom in a contrasting color? Might be fun :)