Traveling Cable Hat by The Purl Bee

Traveling Cable Hat by The Purl Bee Vivat Veritas

The Spring weather has been moody here in Tokyo. One day it’s 25 degrees and beautiful but other days it’s raining and freezing. I finished this cable knit hat just in time to get a few wears before the Spring weather fully hits. I started on this hat in mid March and worked on and off for a while, while I watched some shows. I just finished the Pillar of the Earth, British historical show that takes place in 12th century England. The show completes in eight episodes, which is great for avoiding addiction and emotional attachment.

The pattern is from The Purl Bee, called Traveling Cable Hat. It was very easy to follow and kept me entertained throughout the process. As a knitting beginner, I tend to go for very simple patterns (here and here), like only rib and knit stitches or only purl stitches kind of patterns. The problem I found with those patterns is that it is rather boring. Cable knit was more time consuming, but you are constantly looking back the pattern and instructions, you don’t have time to get bored!
The yarns are from 100 yen shop (an equivalent of a dollar store). It’s a mint color wool and acrylic mix and is very soft. I used three bolls of 20 gram yarns.


 I thought I would like the color and I do, but being so near my face, I feel like the color is too strong. I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors in Winter, so I thought the pop of color might be good, but it feels so bright on my head! If you are a neutral color lover, do you feel weird about wearing bright color as much as me?
I know the cold weather is nearly ending, but I think I’ll keep my knitting going. It’s such a nice activity to be doing while watching TV or talking on the couch. My next project will be Ondawa sweater by Brooklyn Tweed. Sonja‘s version is great; it convinced me to finally try my hands on bigger knitting project like sweater!

Traveling Cable Hat by The Purl Bee Vivat Veritas2

I’m wearing self-made Ginger jeans in white stretch twill, Butterick 4610 coat and thrifted button up and sweater.DSC_1280 DSC_1286


編み方は、The Purl BeeのTraveling Cable Knit

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  1. This hat is so cute! I’ll have to try that pattern! And I really like the color on you. I know it’s a change for you, but it really looks nice! Can’t wait to see your Ondawa!!!! It’s so fun to knit!


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