Briggs &Little yarn and roving from my stash, and my Need A Hat book for stitch count,I just finished my second row of thrums.
There are various ways to create thrums, but I chose to pull - rather than cut - the roving at a longer than necessary length.
Once the hat is knit, I will cut the thrums off evenly leaving them just long enough to fill in the
You can see, in the upper photo, my four-inch deep ribbing. I wanted it deep enough to fold in half over the ears. My thinking was, if knititng a double-layered hat (a layer of yarn on the right side and a layer of thrum tails on the inside) shouldn't the ears be covered by a double layer as well? I think so.
It has been a long time since I have knit somethng with thrums. It is fun. And while the hat isn't my style, it will be a very wam one for someone. Any grand kids raising their hands?