Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thorpe Is Off Of The Needles

I just finished knitting the Thorpe Hat for my youngest DD.  She's been wanting me to make one of these hats with the ear flaps and the braids for a very long time.

Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur, Raverly link here.  I purchased the yarn sometime ago and I CO almost immediately and I think that I had this hat finished all except, for the braids in about 2 days, but then I wasn't too sure of the size, which is a medium.  So, I CO another hat and I knitted it for the Large size, but when my DD tried it on, she decided that she liked the way that the medium hat fit her.

I wasn't too sure of the ear flaps, I had miscounted the number of ridges that was called for in the pattern, so I was going to re-do them, but my DD insisted that they were just the right length for her.

So, I left the Thorpe on the back burner for a few weeks until I decided what to do if anything.  Well, our weather has gotten decidedly colder and my DD says that she really wanted to wear this hat now.  Last night, I did the half double crochet thing (ugh!) all around the hat and tonight. I did the braids tonight.  My DD is thrilled and she plans on wearing it to school tomorrow.  I'm really grateful that I have a kid that likes to wear my hand knits.  She likes to wear them, but not model them.

I used Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in Denim Ombre and US size 9 needles (Knit Picks).  The pattern says to CO on 4 sts. on DPN's....are they kidding me?  I did this entire hat using the Magic Loop method of knitting in the round.

The Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn is a beautiful yarn, I really enjoyed knitting with it, but a sales lady at Michael's Arts & Crafts told me that it was being discontinued.  Guess I'll have to go shopping for something else.  ;-)


Joansie said...

The hat came out great! It really is a great hat to knit!

Sandy said...

Looks like a nice warm hat! Visiting everyone on my blog log to say Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sandy said...

Belated Happy New Year, making my rounds again.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)