The pattern is the Traveling Cable Hat from Purl Soho. It just so happens that I had two skeins of Berrocco "Voyage" yarn in my stash, of the right weight and length, so it was only fitting that I used it for this pattern.
The pattern has a nice mix of cable and twists. It was fairly easy to make once you get into the rhythm of how the stitches repeat, and it was the perfect past time to keep me occupied on the two days we drove southward on Ruta 40, in Argentina. The road spreads for hundreds of km in the dry and dusty pampa, with not much to look at other than the occasional Guanaco grazing on dry twigs off the side of the road. So while B. did all the driving, I kept my hands busy with knitting and our minds entertained with Marc Maron potcasts.
I was able to finish this hat just in time for the final stretch of our trip: a 6-day hiking trek on the O circuit of the famous Torres del Paine National Park.
I love that in the end, I knit this Traveling Cable hat with Voyage yarn while on a road trip, and wore it on the last leg of our journey. Ha!
We got back to a snow covered Vancouver and everyone was asking me if it was tough to come back to the cold after our trip, but I'm actually happy about it - it gives me a chance to wear my new hat -and a lot of my other knit items from previous years...