Modification Monday: Hat to Match Marius Sweater

We have a winner for the copy of Alice Starmore’s Glamourie… Sarah! I’ll be emailing you very soon!

Original Patterns: Marius Sweater and Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie

Knitter Extraordinaire: Spotonknit (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Spotonknit created a hat that incorporated the same stranded elements as her Marius sweater yoke, using a worsted weight hat pattern as a starting point, and converting it to DK weight. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome:  A gorgeous stranded yoke, like the classic style of the Marius sweater, has all kinds of fantastic elements that would work great on a hat. The comparison photo below shows this really clearly, since it’s helpful to view them side-by-side.  For any mod that was using a sweater yoke and turning it into a hat, the best way is to start with the largest motif to use as the central band in the hat, and then flank it (top and bottom!) with smaller elements from the same yoke. This idea can be used over and over again, regardless of the design on the sweater yoke. What amazing sweater yoke would YOU turn into a hat?


  1. Tahnee   •  

    That is a very clever idea and it worked out beautifully! I’ve been seeing the Marius sweater pop up here and there and I’m really tempted to make one too.. maybe starting with the hat version is a good idea 🙂

  2. miss agnes   •  

    Oh wow, both are stunning ! It is a great idea that can work with all sorts of accessories: a cowl, a scarf, a pair of mittens. I love the classic color used in this set.

  3. Melissa Littlefield   •  

    gorgeous! Thanks for the feature, Julie–so fun to see these modifications 🙂

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