I know it’s a little self serving, but sometimes I modify patterns too. 😉
Original Pattern: Raituli
Knitter Extraordinaire: Well, me. My Ravelry ID is here.
Mods: Added a double brim, ears, and a felt star. Details on the mods (including directions for the ears) can be found on my project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Isn’t it so fantastic when your kid asks you to knit them something? Lila adores Hazel from the cartoon tv series, Little Charmers. She asked me to make her Hazel’s hat, which has adorable ears and a fuchsia star on the front. I looked for a pattern that had the general shape, and then modified the brim to be a double brim, like in the cartoon. The ears were fun to make, and definitely need both the dark pink and purple sections in order to be sturdy enough to stay up on their own – details on how I made the ears can be found on my Ravelry project page.
I deliberately made the hat a bit big,to give her a bit of room to grow- assuming she doesn’t lose it before then! Now, she is asking me to make her Hazel’s fingerless mitts, too. How can I say no to such a cutie?
It’s so hard to photograph kids, isn’t it? There is no such thing as ‘acting natural’ for them.