Monday, 26 March 2012

Modification Monday: Monkey Hat



Original Pattern: Monkey

Knitter Extraordinaire: Alexandra (ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Cleverly turned this popular sock pattern into a hat! Also increased gauge from fingering to aran. Project pages with full details on how to do the same can be found here and here.

What Makes This Awesome: Socks into a hat- I'm definitely impressed!  I love the texture this takes on when blown up in the larger gauge, and it looks great as a winter hat. I've never even considered turning a sock pattern into a hat, but now I'll be looking at socks in a whole new light. Amazing!


13 comments:

eliza said...

oooh! i've always really liked the monkey patterning, and i love it as a hat!

Psyche Knits said...

I love that sock pattern too, interesting idea! I wonder what a cowl would look like with that same pattern?

erica-knits said...

Cute!

Julianna said...

Ha! That is so cool, I want to make one, now :)

How do you find all of these awesome modded projects??

Erin Kate said...

Great mod! I love sock-to-hat projects. :)

Jenny said...

This makes me want to take a look at some of the sock patterns I have! I'm inspired!

Jean said...

super cute! I loved the sock pattern and this hat is so clever.

Maryse said...

I love that pattern! What a great idea!

Sandra said...

Great pattern indeed! We love it! Congrats for the colour is also intersting for this year spring. Love, Sandra.

strikk handknits said...

That's a really great pattern indeed. Just discovered your blog, truly inspirational :-)

Karen said...

I bet it would look good as a No-purl Monkey too!

CanarySanctuary said...

You know, when you started these Mod Mondays, I never thought that so many people would manipulate a pattern into an entirely different garment! These are always so cool. Thanks for posting!

WildflowerWool said...

What an amazing idea. Love the hat!