Monday, 18 January 2010

Modification Monday: Kissing Snails

 Original Pattern: Norwegian Snail Mittens

Knitter Extraordinaire: Eliza (Rav id, Blog)

Mods: Turned the popular colourwork mittens into a beautiful slouchy hat, adjusting the stitch count and modifying the fronds as she decreased for the crown of the hat.

What Makes This Awesome: There is a lot to love about stranded snail mittens, and there is even more to love about a stranded snail hat! The colours she chose are great- the deep pinkish purple shade, and the very quiet flecks of pale pink.

I love the fact that it's a slouchy hat, they are such a wearable, flattering style for most people. The kissing snail motif is a little romantic when done in the grey an pinkish/purple tones. And for those of you who love the idea of the kissing snails pattern but get second mitten syndrome? None of that when it's all in a pretty hat. And doesn't she look happy wearing it? That's a hat that brings happiness, folks. Project page, including details on how the hat was done are here.


Allison said...

Ooh! This one is giving me lots of ideas. What a sweet hat.

mildawg said...

That's fantastic! As always, thank you for sharing this with us.

Hilary said...

I love how, with the slouchiness of the hat, the snails aren't immediately apparent. Then you look closer and....ah! Kissing snails! SO adorable.

del said...

What an excellent job she did!

CanarySanctuary said...

Love the snails! They're so sweet :) I'm also a big slouchy hat fan, so this is a great mod for me!

(tee hee hee, my word verification is "dorks"!)

Maryse said...

What a great idea! Some knitters really have a lot of vision! Pink snails on a gray background, how sweet ;-)