We’ve got lots of hiking trails here in the Rocky Mountains. There are two located less than 5 minutes away from our house. But this post has absolutely nothing to do with them!
Nope, this is about the Irish Hiking Scarf and matching Irish Hiking Hat I made for Philip.
Remember the pink cabled beret I made last year? Well, I’d never knit cables before, so I wanted something simple to learn and practice on. So I started the Irish Hiking Scarf. Once I figured out that cables are not nearly has difficult as they seem, I put the scarf away and made my hat.
I knit a bunch of other things after that, then finally returned to the scarf in October-ish. I finished it quickly, then started a matching hat. The hat also only took a couple of weeks, which amounts to maybe 6 hours of total knitting time.
But I was never able to get a picture of either of them because by the time Philip got home from work wearing them, it was dark. But the other day he was home around lunch time and I made him model his knit wear.
The cool thing about the hat is that the cabled band is double thickness so it keeps your ears nice and toasty!