Dec 19, 2011

FO: Thorpe

Pumpkin wrote such a sweet comment on my last post and she's right ... I've been knitting like CRAZY!  It's been so much fun searching for patterns and diving through my stash (and occasionally popping over to my LYS) to pick just the right yarn and color for a new project.  I appreciate Undergroundcrafter's comment about how I choose great colors -- with Malabrigo, it's not hard.  Last night, I finished my Thorpe hat which was a nice project to knit.  This was the first time I knit with Lamb's Pride and as it's a bulky weight, the hat practically knit itself.



I knit the medium size which fit Miranda's head nicely. The great thing about this pattern is that it provides instructions for small, medium, and large so when I knit this again, I'll be able to personalize each one.




I crocheted the trim in a contrasting color (sapphire) -- I originally thought to use the same cranberry swirl color throughout, but I think this makes the edging and I-cord ties really pop.




Over the weekend, while out and about in the city, I couldn't help but notice how many girls and guys were wearing earflap hats.  Some were in solid colors, some had pom pom toppers, some were in fair isle, and some had animal faces.  This style is obviously in so I'll be keeping the trend going when I hand these out at Christmas!  





8 comments:

  1. Nice! Ear flap hats are the best, especially here in Chicago! I made one 2 years ago that is thrummed - SO toasty! (Fleeced Earflap Hat by Julie Weisenberger)

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  2. Cute cute hat and your model seems to love it.

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  3. Love the hat and the model looks so cute in it and she really seems to like it. lol.

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  4. I love earflap hats myself - I think they'll never go out of style. I love the contrasting trim!

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  5. Very nice!! Miranda looks great in it too! Hope you're just about there now with your Christmas knitting?

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  6. Wow...this came out great! And your daughter looks wonderful in it!

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  7. That came out wonderful! I love earflap hats :)

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