Bee had asked, a couple of weeks ago, for a blue hat. I knew he had had trouble with the one I knit for him last year. (he says some friends of his, at school, made fun of it… I'm not sure what there was to make fun of, it was just a gray cap with blue trim, but whatever…) So I made this one. The pattern is called Thorpe. Loved it the moment I saw it. I ended up trimming the braids, per Scott's suggestion.
First thing Bee said, when he tried it on, was that it looked like a girl… hmm, ok. I asked, "Will you wear it at school, if you think it looks like a girl?" He shook his head no.
So, I asked him if he'd like me to cut off the braids and his response was, "no, I like them. I'll wear the hat at home, Mommy." So the kid still doesn't have a hat to wear to school. I think I'll buy one at Wal-mart! It's a good thing he's cute!