Separated at Birth: Rosebud vs. Molly

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Rosebud, Jared Flood's latest drool-worthy hat pattern shares a striking resemblance to Erin Ruth's FREE Molly pattern. As you know, I'm a sucker for slouchy hats, and Flood's take on "the slouch" with his combo of twists and texture are enough to make me fondle some choice luxury yarn in one hand and a credit card in the other! HOWEVER, being on a self-imposed budget since splurging on sock yarn for Socktober-- I was happy to stumble upon Molly, a free and practical clone of Rosebud! While Jared's boasts humble garter stitch and a sophisticated braided cable, Erin Ruth's has a thermal texture with a simple funnel-like cable.-- to each their own! Regardless, anyone with a stitch-dictionary could probably work out their own texture and cable scheme. (just saying
Rosebud by Jared Flood, $6.00 US
Molly by Erin Ruth, Free!

 

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9 comments

  1. When I first saw Jared Flood's Rosebud I thought immediately about the Molly hat because its been in my queue on Ravelry for awhile. Both super cute but ya kinda funny how close some designs are!

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  2. I like the way the cables flow from the ribbing better on the Rosebud hat. Maybe if you adjusted the Molly ribbing to be 2 x 2 it would flow better.

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  3. Anna: I'm sure that would look great! Mix n' match :)

    Mooncalf: I love finding a good bargain! hehe

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  4. You know what? That "separated at birth" post would be an amazing column. Do that again, it's so cool!

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  5. Ho-lla. And thank goodness for bringing this up. Here is another suggestion for a separated at birth column: the opus spicatum (free, kelbourne woolens) and vega (wool people). different, but the concept is very similar.

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  6. So glad you guys enjoyed this post! I was thinking about making it a regular column-esque thing. There definitely will be more like it!-- And keep the suggestions coming :D

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  7. You are absolutely right. Such pairings puzzle me whenever I encounter them.

    Ysolda Teague's Liesl sweater used to have a free bulky-yarn counterpart in the Cloud Bolero. I knit the latter and, luckily, copied the pattern to save it for later. A few days ago I noticed that it disappeared.

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