Thorpe V 2.0

I decided since I was snow bound this weekend I wanted an instant gratification project. You know, for sanity's sake and all. I wanted a hat, and I had some yummy purple Malabrigo to use so I spent late Friday evening browsing through hat patterns trying to settle on one. I almost made an Amanda hat. And I was tempted by the Star Crossed Beret but I didn't have the right needles for it. I kind of wanted a Koolhaas but that totally doesn't seem like an instant gratification project at all. After all that I just settled on making myself a Thrope. I wanted a warm hat (my Odessa doesn't cover my ears and my Divine hat is kind of drafty) and I wanted something that I knew I could finish fast enough to wear while the snow was still around and Thrope just totally fit the bill. I started it late yesterday morning and finished the second ear flap late last night (I would've had it done by 7ish but we had plans for dinner at a friend's place). I did the trim and braids this morning just to finish it off.

My dear friend Chris modeling my hat for me.

The colors are a bit twee and more suitable for a 12 year old girl, but I don't really care. It's adorable and warm and that makes me happy.

I love the purple. The striping is subtle but interesting.

You can see the spot where I joined the new yarn in garter stitch and doubled it a bit is a hot mess. I made the large size since the yarn I used was thinner than what was called for in the pattern. That worked out nicely. It's pretty much the perfect size and my ears are no longer cold.

General consensus is that it needs a ball on top. Maybe I'll get around to adding one to it this week just to finish the look.


  1. Cute! I like the colors. Who cares if people think they're more suitable for 12 year olds.

    The Koolhaas goes pretty quickly once you get the hang of it, and as long as you're not using a cable needle.

    I do everso miss Roanoke neighborhoods. My friend Cara (Modisett, if you know her. She knows EVERYONE) lives in a neighborhood that looks remarkably like yours. I wanna say she lives on Howard Road.

    Her sister, Meg (Dewitt?) lives up in there as well. Nice place.

    Ah, brick houses... how I love thee.

  2. I live in the Grandin area of Roanoke, if you're familiar with that. It's a super nice little neighborhood and we're in walking distance of the theater, natural foods co-op and several awesome restaurants. Can't beat it really.:) (actually I just looked at a map, seems like Howard road is in the same general area, just about a mile down the road or so!)

    I definitely want to try a Koolhaas at some point. I just need the right yarn and to master cabling without needles.

  3. Yep, I remember the Grandin area (and the co-op, and the theater) very well. Loved that part of town.

    Malabrigo is awesome for the koolhaas. It was a lovely little knit.

    Yeah, I need to master the cabling without a needle thing. I did my koolhaas with a cable needle, and I can see why it is much faster to do it without.