Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cable Guy

3am Cable Scotty

I'm embarrassed to admit that 1. This is the only knitted item I have ever made for my hubby. 2. I started this hat over a year ago. Make that almost 2 years ago. Embarrassment aside, I'm happy with the end result. He has worn it every single day since I finished it. After his initial dismay that this beanie would need to be hand washed, he tried it on and was surprised at how well it fit and realized that my offer to hand wash it for him was a good one. There was a period of worry due to his remark, "Sure I'll wear it if it fits okay and isn't scratchy". I think that's why it took me so long to finish. The prospect of all my hard work resulting in a beanie that would forever sit on the shelf was enough to make me set the project aside for months.. Okay, yes, years. Never mind's done. He loves it. He will be rewarded by possibly receiving another knitted item this year. Heavy stress on the word 'maybe'.

Pattern: 3AM Cable Hat by Smariek Knits

Made For: Hubby

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino

Mods: Extra ribbing and cable repeats for a super long hat


Team Knit ! said...

classic! cabled hats on men, always an awesome look. Great job!

- Julie

Knittymuggins said...

Hooray!! Love it :) Don't worry, I've only made my hubby 1 hat & 1 scarf and will most likely never make him a sweater (he refuses to wear even store bought ones, so why bother?). Doesn't mean we don't love them, we just know them well enough to know they may or may not be ambivalent about our knits, and that that might not make us feel too awesome in the end ;) But I'm glad he likes it and it really looks great on him!