Original Pattern: Locksley
Mods: Using the design from the Locksley sweater pattern as a base, Andrea created the hat version. Great details with lots of info on the crown decreases and can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Andrea knit this stunning sweater for her son, and had some leftover yarn from the colourwork. The colour she had the most of was blue, so she used that as the base colour and echoed the stranded design in the hat, topped off with a perfectly bushy pom pom. This is a brilliant idea for when you have made a colourwork knit and have some of the yarn left over- why not make a complimentary knit with the same charts but inverted (or slightly different) colours? I love how Andrea thought to do this- if it was the same colour structure it might have been a little matchy-matchy, but the contrast is just right. Not to mention it reminded me how much I love this sweater!