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Thorpe

Wednesday, 7 April, 2010
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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!

HelloKnitty’s Thorpe – Ravelry link

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 7:07 am

    super cute!

  2. Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 7:23 am

    Kate, you look AMAZING!!!!

  3. Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 8:37 am

    Yes, it worked very well! And the colours are just *ahhhh* (= so me!) I have some homespun yarn that I have for a long time contemplating to use. When I see yours I am again reminded of this idea.

    Nice pictures too 🙂

  4. MaryjoO permalink
    Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 8:54 am

    also love the color — nice to get away from the grays now LOL!

  5. Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 12:11 pm

    I would’ve guessed that was Crater Lake if you hadn’t said North Idaho! Beautiful, regardless. And your hat is very cute!

  6. Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 9:19 pm

    Great crochet avoidance maneuver! Nice hat.

  7. Thursday, 8 April, 2010 6:35 am

    Lovely hat – looks so warm and cozy, and the yarn is gorgeous.

  8. Deb in WA permalink
    Sunday, 6 June, 2010 3:46 pm

    I love your solution to finishing your Thorpe. That was awesome. Love the hat too.

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