Modification Monday: Dreyma Inspired Hat

Original Pattern: Dreyma

Knitter Extraordinaire: Lisa (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Using elements from the yoke design of the Dreyma sweater, Lisa reworked the original aran weight design into a sportweight hat. Details and lots more photos on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love this mod – it just goes to show that you can extract small elements from a pattern and give it a completely different look. The original design of the Dreyma sweater has a very dramatic yoke, but seeing just a small portion of it on a sleek hat makes it entirely new. When looking at a stranded yoke design and thinking that perhaps it might be too much – too much work, too difficult, just too busy, consider what a knit might look like with only a little bit of that design, just like Lisa. Also, playing with scale can yield really big changes, too- for the original aran weight sweater design, working elements of the same design in sportweight changes how a pattern looks quite a bit.

This idea is so fantastic, I’m going to be looking at stranded yokes very differently from now on- what element of them do I like best, and what would a knit look like if it just had that one element? I’m off to look at stranded yoke sweaters now….

2 comments

  1. miss agnes   •  

    A most lovely hat, thanks for sharing. It’s true, sometimes you might like a yoke pattern but maybe not the entire sweater – just extracting those designs elements you like and using them on a different shape or scale means is a relatively easy way to come up with your own creation.

  2. Wanda   •  

    So pretty! And while complicated and detailed yokes always catch my eye, I know my time available to knit is always less than I wish, so taking a bit of a bigger pattern can still be so pleasing not to mention a quicker finish.

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