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!


Tanja said...

it turns out very nice!
how do you find the right place for ear flaps?

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love this version! Will check how she made the changes - so useful when you want to make hats for the little ones!

Kathy said...

Her boy is adorable too!