Since it is winter here in New Zealand I thought that I needed a hat to keep warm on the freezing cold mornings. I have liked the Winter Trails hat by Alana Dakos (Never Not Knitting) for a long time but have been a bit afraid of all the cables. I knew if I took it 1 stitch at a time I would be able to make it but I doubted it would look any good. I just didn’t think my knitting skills were good enough.
I am really pleased with how it turned out. I was quite worried that I would make such a mess of it that I would not wear it but I have worn it a lot.
The yarn is a 70% wool and 30% soybean protein blend from Panda Yarns. Don’t ask me what the soybean protein does because I have no idea (if anyone knows please leave a comment). All I can say is that it is very warm but not too hot and very soft.
It too me about 10 days to knit it but I couldn’t do too many row each day because my hands really started to hurt. But the pain was worth it! I can’t recommend this pattern enough.