I finally got around to casting on for the intricate Ferramenta Hat, but first I had to rewind the lovely skeins of Malabrigo Rios yarn in Pedras. I’m so glad I did, the first skein was fine, but the last skein was tangled. I didn’t discover that until I started rewinding. After about 40 minutes, I was able to remove all the tangles without cutting the yarn!
I put them side by side in two neat yarn cakes, aren’t they pretty?
The next step was to retrieve the pattern, which I did…
and then start casting on, yep did that too! The pattern calls for size 6 knitting needles to cast on, but I after reading a few comments by people who’d knitted this hat, I decided to drop down a few more sizes and ended at a size 4. I like the brim to have a snug fit. I pulled out my Hiya Hiya sharps and started knitting.
Since I did not like the rolled hat brim that the pattern suggested, I decided that I would see how I liked using moss stitch, and I must say that I’m thrilled with the choice, I think it looks great and will fit with the intricate cables designs of this hat. Once I’m finished the moss stitch section, I’ll swap out my Hiya Hiya sharp interchangeable for a larger size or two. We’ll see….