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Daphne Hat

Nina Machlin Dayton Ravelry Downloads
Knitting
February 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Baby, Child, Adult S/M and Adult M/L
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Pattern includes 4 sizes ranging from Baby to Adult Large, charted and written instructions for the Laurel Leaf Brim, and has the options to increase “slouch” if desired.

In Greek mythology the god Apollo fell madly in love with a nymph named Daphne. Unfortunately for him (and due to some interference by Cupid) she did not return his affection, and ran from him into the woods. She begged the gods and her father (a minor river god) to save her from Apollo’s advances. In response they turned Daphne into a Laurel tree the moment Apollo wrapped his arms around her. Broken hearted, Apollo swore to care for the tree she had become for the rest of all time, and to always honor her by wearing a crown of Laurel leaves around his head. Legend says it is due to his care that the Bay Laurel tree never withers in winter.