I love the graphic impact of black and white. This is a pretty simple hat which uses two stitches. For the ribbing, I cast on 104 stitches and used Twist-Four Mock Cable, page 116. This is a nice cable and doesn’t take a lot of time because you don’t use a cable needle. It only works one way though. If you want the cables to twist the other way, I am pretty sure you would have to bite it and use the cable needle. The body of the hat is Woven Stripe Pattern, pg 61. To do the decreases, I knit 6, k2tog around in one of the plain wide stripes. I did k 5, k2tog in the next, then k4, k2tog…etc.
I finished work last week (yeah! so far) and hope to be more rigorous about knitting and posting. I am only going to do one item per post and I am aiming for posting on Tuesdays and Fridays. We’ll see.