Monday, 17 May 2010

Modification Monday: Selbu Clochette


Original Pattern: Selbu Modern


Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Rav id, Blog)

Mods: Began with a sweater hem-style brim, added tucks, and an additional colourwork chart on the edging. The crown was worked with the Selbu pattern.

What Makes This Awesome: Sarah fell in love with the lovely alpaca yarn first, and then couldn't resist the gorgeous colourwork of the Selbu Modern pattern. What I love about her solution was to not fight the drape-y fabric that the alpaca would create, and instead thought about the kind of shape that would work. Her gorgeous cloche is perfect. The style is amazing and flattering, and the tuck rows add texture and style. I absolutely love the result! there is a need for more hats with tucks, I think! She explains her mods (and how to do the tucks) on her blog post, which can be found here.

11 comments:

Siga said...

This one is soooo cute! Love it.

Sarah said...

Ooh, I like this. It's pretty and sporty at the same time. Good find!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

OH I love it! it's so pretty! what great mods she did!

Roxie said...

Yay Sarah! Briliant adaptations!

Adriana said...

I'm not a cloche person but I love this one!

little House said...

So gorgeous. Thanks for the link!

fridica said...

I saw this a while ago on Ravelry and admired it. In my book it's the best mod I've ever seen! So excited to discover the lady has a blog too, thanks for the pointer! : )

Michele said...

Love this! Her mods are terrific and the hat looks lovely on her.

Kristen said...

Very cute, she did a wonderful job modifying this pattern.

CanarySanctuary said...

Cool - what a great idea!

Hilary said...

That's absolutely brilliant! She totally made that her own, and it looks fantastic on her.