My Thorpe is so very North Idaho. As proof, my husband and I went on a hike two minutes after this photo was taken, and ended up here:
It fits right in, doesn’t it?
Thorpe was knitted out of a South African Fine Merino handspun I bought from Pigeonroof Studios. The color is Forest, and it’s a heavy worsted weight.
This poor little hat sat unfinished for months as I tried (not very hard) to figure out what to do with the edging. I was going to ask someone to crochet the edging on like the pattern called for, but I felt so guilty asking someone to do what I should have gotten around to learning years ago. But since learning to crochet isn’t anywhere on my list of things to do, I ended up picking stitches up all around the brim and earflaps, purling one row, and binding off in the knit stitch. I think it ended up working perfectly!