Monday, 4 November 2013
Modification Monday: Charlie's Hat
Original Pattern: Cupcake
Knitter Extraordinaire: Kim (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Upsized the original baby hat to be kid-sized, added ribbing, ear flaps, and changed the gauge to a heavier yarn. Project page with great details can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I love Kim's approach, because it works for both kids and adult hats- start with the shape you want (in this case, a fun, cabled, ear flap hat that ties under the chin) and you can work with a design that speaks to you to customize to the shape you want. Changing the yarn gauge to something heavier helps a lot when upsizing, and the extra ribbing (which ties in perfectly with the cables) adds depth to the crown and the ear flaps are worked at the sides in garter stitch for added warmth. The resulting hat is perfectly customized and looks fantastic!