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FO: Bray Cap

A few weeks ago while I was binge-watching Battlestar Galactica (the newer version) I knit this beauty of a hat: Jared Flood’s Bray Cap.

Bray cap in PRS Superwash Merino Worsted - Golden Moss

Admittedly, it’s a copycat version of Pigeonroof Studios hat in that I used the same yarn and colorway she used. When she posted about her hat I had to have that green in my wardrobe. Once I finished knitting it I decided to forgo blocking just so I could wear it immediately. It’s my new favorite item to wear and this cold spell (or actual Winter) we’ve been having in Texas has allowed me to put it to use.

The yarn:

I am such a fan of Pigeonroof Studios’ yarns and fibers. Krista has an amazing eye for color. The yarn I used is her Superwash Merino Worsted base in Golden Moss. Aside from being a beautiful color, the yarn itself is scrumptious and cushy, a real pleasure to work with. The yarn comes in 200 yard skeins and for this hat I used about 60-65% of the yarn. As you can see the cables truly pop. I look forward to the day I can get a sweater quantity of this base, what a lovely sweater that would be!

The pattern:

Jared Flood continues to amaze me with his wonderful knitting patterns and this hat is no exception. It’s perfect for when you get the urge to do some cabling but don’t want to invest in a larger project. The pattern is super easy to follow. I did, however, decide not to do the tubular cast-on. I’m incredibly happy with the result. I don’t often repeat patterns but this hat is such a winner I will probably be adding a few more hats in different colors to my collection. : )

Close-up of Bray Cap

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