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Camellia Leaf Hat

Knitting
April 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
Adult, Child
This pattern is available for AU$3.00 AUD buy it now

This is a hat with classic leaf motifs. The leaf resembles Camellia leaf, which are thick ,serrated and glossy.
Camellia is the name of a gorgeous flower tree, known as TUBAKI (椿) in Japan.
This is such an old plant that it is referred to in the oldest collection of Japanese poetry ( Manyoshu (万葉集, ranging from AD 347 through AD 759).

I added long and flowing stems stretching towards the top to give the hat life.

Both written and charted directions are provided for the body.

FINISHED SIZE
Child--- Brim circumference 35cm/133/4” un-stretched to a max of 60 cm/231/2” stretched. 18cm/7” from CO to top.
Adult--- Brim circumference 44cm/17 1/4” un-stretched to a max of 68 cm/26 3/4” stretched. 23cm/9” from CO to top.

I appreciate those kind knitters for devoting there time to help me.
Axta for doing technical edit.
87cafe, otoyan, misosazai, A-Ko for kindly test-knitting.

**An introductory offerー特売** I would like to offer the pattern **free till the end of April 2012**, {Sydney, Australia time (EST)}. So, if you are interested in the hat, please hurry up!