My reluctant model

But mom, this hat is not even for me!

Pattern: Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, 100% superwash merino, lepidoptra (less than 1 skein) and lapis (much, much less than 1 skein).

Needles: US 6/4.0 mm

Gauge and finished dimensions: at a gauge of about 5 stitches per inch, this hat is about 18″ around and 8″ from crown to the edge in the front. I knit the garter stitch brim flat and then seamed it, just like last time.

Not my first time knitting this pattern – I still love it! I adjusted the numbers to fit my yarn, and to make a hat which is about 18″ in circumference. The intended recipient turns 1 in a few days, and this hat is meant to fit her next winter, when she’s 18-24 months old. Conveniently, I should be able to use the same numbers and the same yarn (what gorgeous colors!) to knit Gregory a hat for next winter, too.

I might use the lapis as the main color for Gregory, I think it looks great on him!


30 thoughts on “My reluctant model

  1. Sally

    I am a confirmed baby-clucker. LOVE babies. But yours truly is one of the cutest ever!!!!!!!

  2. Maryse

    Your son is such a great model! He makes me smile everytime. He’s so so cute! A thorpe in a boyish colorway will certainly look incredibly good on him! He must look awesome in anything anyway 😉

  3. Mary K. in Rockport

    What beautiful colors; blue DOES look great on Gregory. (Have you seen Wooly Wormhead’s “Babmbeanies” book of hats for kids? She has a great set of head measurements for babies and kids in there.)

  4. Alice

    Gregory is without doubt one of the most photogenic children I have ever seen. The camera absolutely loves him…and his Mom’s knitting!

  5. Kathy

    Oh my gosh, could that hat or your son be any more adorable?

    Love that hat pattern as well. It’s just so right in every way! I’m going to have to try that yarn. I’ve not used that particular Madelinetosh yet, but it looks great.

  6. Beth

    So cute! Cool that you posted the pattern, my husband keeps bugging me to make him one of those hats for work.

  7. Marla

    Great hat, and yes, I think Gregory’s should be the blue but maybe with pink trim so he stays in touch with his feminine side.

  8. Catie

    OK, I keep seeing these pics of Gregory, and thinking to myself how amazingly beautiful he is, and thinking that you have to know that he is one of the most handsome, photogenic babies I’ve ever seen. The hat is pretty cute too.

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