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Leafy Tops Hat

Knitting
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
109 yards (100 m)
To fit heads between 20 and 22 inches
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The leafy tips hat plays with the traditional hat crown, adding lace to the decreases to create a leaf shape. The inch of ribbing at the bottom of the hat will keep the tops of the wearer’s ears warm, and the stockinette body makes it a great gift for someone who enjoys a more simple style. Additionally, the leaves also resemble Christmas trees, making it a great holiday gift.
The recommended yarn, Knit One, Crochet Two Brae Tweed, is a fairly loosely spun single ply that is surprisingly unsplitty. The interesting fiber content (60% merino, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo, and 10% wool) makes a finished fabric that is warm, drapey, and incredibly soft. Although I highly recommend Brae, any aran weight yarn would work as long as you can achieve the correct gauge.