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Working Hats

12/19/07 There was an error in the number of bind off stitches at the back of the hat for size M.  The correct number is 14 not 20.  The pattern has been corrected.

Thanks for all of your nice comments about my new hats.  The Thorpe Pattern is now up as a freebie
in the side bar.  You can also download it  here:

Download Thorpe.pdf (370.7K)

Consider this pattern my holiday gift to you for your kind words this past year.  It has been a difficult year that I will be happy to see end.  But it has also been a year full of new friendships, thoughtful support and constant inspiration.  Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and a new year full of peace, love, joy and of course knitting!!

Just to prove that Thorpe isn't just pretty, here's proof that it's a working hat too!


Yes, DD# 2 is wearing her brother's boots.  The scary thing is, they almost fit.  The girl's got some skinny legs and big old feet!


DD#1 was happy to help with the tree.


DD#2?  Nope, not so much.


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With Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been working on finishing my homemade gifts. My plan is to make one hat for Papa and each of the little ones. Samy’s hat is well under way. I’m not too happy about the look of my stitches but that is my fault I hav... [Read More]


Thank you so much! I can't wait to make one or 4!

what a fabulous pattern! thank you so much for sharing it with us. happy holidays to you and yours!

Fantastic hats! Thanks SO much for the pattern.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2008!

They're so cute (both the hats and the girls). Thanks for sharing your pattern.

The hat pattern is great, thank you VERY much !!!
Wishing you and your family happy holidays !

A good take-along WIP is exactly what I needed at an event last night AND DID NOT HAVE! To prevent a repeat of that scenario, I think I'll cast on a Thorpe today. Thanks!

Thanks, you always come through! You are such a generous knitter, hope you have a great holiday...

I downloaded the hat~ I love it.
I always love the pics of your girls- that hair! My oldest has that long wavy hair too. Oh, the days when I could wear mine that way.
Love your patterns.

Cute kids!! Cute hat;-)

thanks SO much for the pattern............
maybe i could whip one up as a stocking stuffer.
your girls are the perfect models.....so cute......have fun decorating that tree.

I'll casually leave it near my hat-making-fiend-of-a-daughter since I laughed when she said she was starting her sweater again. The hats are her thing. Another lovely patter - thanks!

Thank you for the hat pattern! Now I've got to figure out how to do that crocheted edging!

Thanks for the pattern. Tell DD#2 that I feel her pain.

Very cool -- thanks so much for sharing the pattern! I like the extra thickness of the garter around the bottom.

Woohoo! Thanks for the hat pattern! I am always on the lookout for a cool earflap hat.

So do we get a picture of the finished tree??

Of course I wasn't happy....

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up this great earflap hat pattern....I just cast on 2 of them. One in gray Panache and one in a multi colored thick/thin yarn! Loving them both!

I love these hats -- I'll be casting on for myself as soon as I get my Christmas knitting done!

You'll be in my thoughts this holiday season. The first one without Dad is going to be tough. Hang in there.

Thank you for sharing! You are such a generous soul!

Your girls make me laugh....I have seen that same look on daughter #3's face when she is required to help..LOL!

Thank you–– thank you–– thank you!!! You saved me... I needed a hat pattern just like this. Merry Christmas

I can vouch for how wonderful the multicolored version of the hat looks in person - I'm the person who outed you at Purl earlier today ! It seems so random - I saw your blog for the first time last night and I'd never been to Purl before today, either. I hope I didn't freak you out, it is weird when a blog reader becomes 3D. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Awesome hats! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Thanks for your never-ending generosity in sharing your creativity! xxx

thank you!!!! :)

Thanks for the pattern -- I love the hats!

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