A hat trick in sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts — Wikipedia.
Well then, all the more so if those three consecutive attempts are actual hats, yes? This Thorpe was actually the first of the three-in-a-row hats I knitted, but I had to wait to blog it till I had gifted it.
pattern:Thorpe (rav link) by Kristen Kapur
yarn:Lamb’s Pride Bulky, Spice, a little less than one skein (left over from my Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan from a long time ago) and Lamb’s Pride Bulky, Sable, for the crochet trim and braided tassels
for:Chris, My Old Man’s son, who was visiting us from England
cast on:November 20
finished: not quite certain – it took me over a week because I was knitting Luggy Bonnets during that time, as well as fiddling with fixing my Moonshadow Stole for the wedding, as well as having to redo this hat when I ran out of yarn
modifications: None needed, except that since I had less than a skein of the Spice to work with, I ran out of yarn right before finishing the second ear flap. So I had to rip back and take out a row or two of the body of the hat, and then I made the ear flaps a tad smaller than the pattern called for.
verdict: This is an awesome pattern and I will be making it again. A fast, fun knit with beautiful results. Also, doing crochet trims on three hats in a row kind of made me love crochet a little bit.
Chris goes camping a lot and keeping his ears warm is a requirement for any hat I make. I love the shape of these, and the fact that they are in garter stitch.
Love these beautiful crown decreases.
I’ve been wanting to make this hat for awhile, and I’m glad I finally did. I think Chris likes it too.
I had wanted to get a picture of all three guys in their new hats, but I knew Tiny Dancer would never cooperate with that, given how much he hates his. I did get a couple of good-bye shots at the airport though.
Good-bye, Chris. We miss you already!