Christmas day I decided to cast on for a quick project. I had brought with me some yarn that I had been wanting to use for a while and my Knit Picks options needles–so really I had a lot of options. After a little ravelry browsing, I decided upon the much knit Thorpe earflap hat. My yarn was thinner than the suggested size so I had to knit with two strands and increase to more stitches but in the end I am pleased with the result.
I LOVE this yarn!
This project was super quick and easy. I finished in two days. It has cute long braids that make me feel like Heidi. Very satisfying. The day after I finished the hat I went out for a day of shopping, lunch, and movie with my family. While waiting for some shopping to be completed by their parents, my nieces and I decided to play with my camera. Our game was, the person taking the picture had to say an emotion and then the “models” had to show that emotion on camera. I happened to be wearing Thorpe that day so in concert with this post I thought I would share some of my favorites.
So, so sad:
Super fun activity to pass the time. Okay, back to Thorpe…here are the stats:
Source: Kirsten Kapur (free ravelry download)
Yarn: Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool Co., Sport weight
Needles: US 7
Mods: Used sport weight yarn, knit with 2 strands, and increased until it seemed to be the right size (real scientific I know.) I also decreased a bit towards the end so the brim snugly fit my head.