Santa Cruz Again

Here’s the second Santa Cruz cap, this time made in Malabrigo. I used the skein of Malabrigo that Rachelle, my one skein secret pal, gifted me, and I think it’s perfect for this cap. (Thanks Rachelle!) The yarn was pure heaven to work with, and Sweetie Hubby agreed. I always like to make him fondle the yarn or project as I’m knitting to appreciate super soft yarn. The cap? Gorgeous, in my opinion, although a bit small on me. Fits Sweetie Girl perfectly though. This is definitely high on the redo list, although I might have to lengthen it if I made another one for myself.

Project: Santa Cruz cap
Yarn: Malabrigo in Tortuga, half of a hank
Needles: Denise US size 8s
Start: Feb 16
Finish: Feb 17
Thoughts: I love the color variegation on this skein of
Tortuga. Recently, the lys got a bunch of Malabrigo in, and that lot of Tortuga is mostly greys, not much greens at all. The vinegary smell is almost all gone, and that’s without any washing. I followed the directions for the worsted weight yarn, and it was interesting enough without being too challenging. I tried to work on it in between soccer games at Sweetie Boy’s soccer tourney this weekend, but it was a bit more than I could handle. I ended up finishing it at home Saturday evening instead. I definitely recommend this yarn and this pattern. Two thumbs up!


8 responses to “

  1. Cute hat and it looks great on your daughter! Glad you found a project for it!

  2. Adorable! And the hat is cute too! This pattern didn’t make an impression on me at all when Magknits came out, but yours is so cute I may reconsider…

  3. Yay – you found the perfect project for your one skein Tortuga! Looks awesome knitted up in that pattern.

    Are your bags packed?!

  4. Great hat! And your daughter is cute beyond all reason.

  5. Your hat is so lovely! After reading about it on your blog I went back to Magknits to look at the pattern and I knit one up. I don’t think I even clicked on it the first time around but it is a really nice pattern. I ended up with a child sized hat also. Do you think using worsted weight yarn with the sport weight pattern would result in a larger hat?

  6. I was so impressed with your hat, I dug out the leftover Malabrigo from My So-Called Scarf and cast on for it today.

    And finished tonight…

    I made the worsted weight, but added 2 pattern repeats and had to fudge the decreases at the top.

    Thanks for pointing to a great pattern!

  7. What a beautiful hat this is, and Sweetie Girl looks so very cute with it – absolutely adorable! The yarn must have been heaven to work with!

  8. Nice hat.I had a few hanks of malabrigo that I didn’t have a project for, with your inspiration I whipped one of these up. I am thinking great gift idea!!

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