A Thorpe Hat

Some of you long time readers may remember when my nephew came to live with us a few years ago.  We had him for a short period of time to help him get caught up in school.  He later went on to live permanently with my parents who have done a wonderful job raising him.  He’s not a little guy any longer but now towers over me at 6’2″.

I had promised a hat to him so while I was visiting I knit Kristen Kapur’s THORPE hat.  It went very quickly with bulky weight yarn.  I was a little surprised that he liked the kind with the braids hanging down but he thought it very cool.  His friends thought it pretty cool too and said it looked like a ‘store bought’ hat.  Is that a complement?

This was such a quick knit that I think I need one myself.  Do any of you have a favorite bulky weight yarn? This was my first experience with this weight and I would love some suggestions!

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12 thoughts on “A Thorpe Hat

  1. manos del uruguay wool classica. oh gosh is it great. and the space dyed colorways are delicious.

    Brown sheep makes a great bulky that is awesome for hats, too.

    makes me want a new hat, too…

  2. I also like Manos and Black Sheep Bulky.

    The hat looks great. I would venture to think that he likes it mostly because it’s from you, and he knows every stitch contains a warm hug.

  3. Does he snowboard? I heard that it’s a big deal, very cool to wear a hand made hat while snowboarding.

    It looks fabulous on him! Great job! Love the braids too! 🙂

  4. At that age I’d think store bought was a definite compliment, I mean we wouldn’t want anyone to think we didn’t get our stuff anywhere other then the most popular places.

    I’m knitting right now with Cascade Eco Wool, its bulky, and I love it.

  5. Wow he has grown a lot. I bet those socks that you knit him don’t fit any more huh? The hat looks great. I don’t usually knit with bulky yarn but I love Plymouth Alpaca Grande it might be considered super bulky though.

  6. The hat looks great on your nephew. It looks better than a store bought. I don’t knit with bulky yarn as it’s not suitable for our climate here.

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