Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 Days 'Til Christmas

I know I have probably said this a lot but, where has the time gone? Really, I'd like to know. Santa will be coming in ONLY 9, count them 9, days!!!!!

I think I'm gonna be ok on finishing up the gift knitting I wanted to do this year. I have one smallish item needing a little bit done. Then there is a medium-ish item that's about 90% done. Lastly, there is a large-ish item that I could of had done but, put to the side 'cause I couldn't decide how I wanted to proceed.

I recently finished three items. I can only share one with you right now. The rest will be after Christmas 'cause there are sneaky peeky eyes that read my blog. So for now here's the completed Thorpe Hat.

You may, or may not, remember a couple of posts ago that I needed to re-knit this hat in the large size because the medium was going to be too small for my nephews head. Well I am very happy to say that I think the large will definitely fit. It's amazing how just a few more stitches increased will make that much of a difference.

I met up with Miss Shameka for lunch today and she gave me a 5 minute crash course on doing the Half Double Crochet edging. To my amazement, something that sounds so complicated was super duper easy. Once I got home, I quickly finished the edging and attached the multi-colored earflap braiding.

I love this hat and now I only hope my nephew will too!

Pattern: Thorpe Hat from Knitty
Yarn: Shelridge Farm Worsted (Pumpkin and Natural)
Needles: Knit Picks Option size 9
Started: December 15, 2009
Finished: December 16, 2009


  1. Very nice hat! You are right, sometimes things that sound so complex are actually simple with a bit of help from a friend. :D

    Santa's visiting in how many days??!!! I better get shopping. :D

  2. I am a huge fan of the Thorpe hat! You should knit one for yourself cause you look adorable in it! The crochet edge nearly killed me! Gah!

  3. I love Thorpes! I'm not sure if it's really the color or just the photo but the brown with white stripes makes me think of gingerbread men. :-)

  4. Well, it looks great. DN will not have cold ears snowboarding after Christmas in that hat.

  5. I agree with Michelle, you look like the cutest gingergal in that hat.