Finishing up some projects just in time for Christmas! The pom pom hat is for my niece, Elizabeth and the cable knit hat is for my sister Terri. I cannot wait for them to open these at Christmas.
Cable knitting is one of my favorite ways to "dress up" any knitted item. I find that it works SO MUCH better if you actually work with a cable knit hook as opposed to using another needle or even a crotchet hook - it's definitely worth the extra money and the trip to the craft store to get the hook!
I didn't follow a specific pattern for Elizabeth's hat - as you can see, it is pretty basic. The cable knit hat pattern can be found at Tin Can Knits.
I've got two more projects to finish before Christmas - wish me luck!