Monday, July 26, 2010
Modification Mondays: Tweed Cloche
Original Pattern: Caroline
Knitter Extraordinaire: Arlette (Rav ID, Blog)
Mods: Although she thought she got gauge, her hat turned out waaay too big. Being an intrepid knitter, she figured felting it would help- but the double-thickness hem didn't felt as at the same rate as the crown, and the pleats got even more out of proportion. So, she created a little rosette on the side of the hat with the pleats, and turned what was going to be an FO fail into a gorgeous, flattering, compliment-fetching hat.
What Makes This Awesome: The finished result is so lovely, I had no idea that it wasn't her intention to knit the hat exactly as it turned out! Arlette transformed what could have been a knit disaster for many of us into what is easily the prettiest hat I've seen in a while. I love her version! Project page, including details on how she did the rosette, is here.