Leafy Greens Hat by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)

Leafy Greens Hat

July 2011
Handspun from Valerie Knits
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Finished Sizes 16.5 (19.5, 22.5)” circumference / To Fit Sizes up to a 19.5 (22.5, 25)” head circumference
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Pattern #6 from the Shades of Green Collection.

This design gives you a much tastier way of getting your leafy greens than that bitter stuff Mom served you!

Leafy Greens is a semi slouch style hat. If you want your version to come out as a close fitting cap then make sure to knit a size giving you plenty (up to 4”) of negative ease. The leafy patterning of this design gives the hat a lot of stretch. If you look at the charts you’ll see that the stitch count changes as you work the leaves. Because you are adding more stitches to your work you are allowing the hat more room to expand.