Originally Posted by laurcunningham
Super pretty. Learning to do the fancy cable patterns are next on my list. They look so scary to me!
One of the first things I learned to do was cables, I suppose I didn't know enough about knitting to be afraid of them
Until recently I always used a dpn to hold the cable stitches, then I would transfer them back to my left needle. Just this summer I purchased cable needles and will knit directly from them.
Historically for me it's been whatever works, but now with so many videos out there it's a lot easier to learn to be more efficient by watching how other people knit. Knittinghelp is such a great community, I've certainly become more confident since joining this site.
There is a simpler version of this hat here
; it uses a ribbed edge, although I wouldn't discourage anyone from knitting the band on this.