Maple Leaves Hat by Cheryl Andrews

Maple Leaves Hat

October 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in knitted in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
275 - 300 yards (251 - 274 m)
Adult small, medium and large
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We were picnicking on a crisp September day in Vermont, and a gorgeous maple leaf drifted onto our picnic blanket. The vibrant colors inspired this hat.
This pattern could be used to highlight any beautiful handpainted or variegated yarn.
If you use a sock yarn (I used about 1 oz. of handpainted Trekking XXL) for the leaves, you’ll need to use two strands at once.
This hat has a lined ear band for warmth. The lining can be done in a coordinating color, using about 2 oz. of either non-itchy acrylic (my kids would never wear wool on their foreheads), or you can use the same wool as the body of the hat.
The hat has two knitted-in twined herringbone braids. There are photos on the pattern showing how to make these.
There is a chart for the leaf design.

Trekking XXL handpainted sock yarn or other variegated sock or worsted yarn for the leaves.

The finished measurement of the lining, without stretching is (20”, 22.5”, 25”). The medium size fits my 22.5” head nicely, with a snug but not tight fit. The large is pretty big.