Thorpe Hat

I used the KoolAid dyed BFL roving to make a Thorpe (pattern also on  ravelry of course)hat just before I went on holidays. Oh I love it, it is so soft! And it still smells like berries and grapes from the KoolAid! It was really nice and straight forward to knit. Somewhere on the net there are instructions on how to do the knit a round/purl a round so that you cannot see the jump between them from knitting in the round, but I just did not understand them. The jumps don’t bother me at all anyway, they are hardly noticeable. I cast on for medium size, it is slightly on the bigger side with ny wool, but that is ok. That way I can fit my ponytail under the hat. It was finished in time to take it on holidays home to Germany and short trips to Italy, but it was far too nice weather to be wearing  a woolly hat! … and I just notice the colour of my glasses does not really go with the hat.

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2 responses to “Thorpe Hat

  1. suddenexpression

    Looks like you did a great job dyeing, knitting and spinning the hat! Looks like it’s keeping you warm and comfy too! What’s the pattern?

  2. Hi Suddenexpression,
    thanks for the compliment 🙂 The hat is indeed nice and warm and very comfy. I should have linked the pattern, i will update the post. The pattern is a free pattern on ravelry:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thorpe
    or as a free download straight from the blog:
    http://throughtheloops.typepad.com/through_the_loops/2007/12/working-hats.html

    Enjoy and thanks for looking
    Lizzie

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