hedgewitch hood by tiny owl knits

hedgewitch hood

Knitting
October 2019
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Welcome to Herbology Class. For this class you will be knitting a berry-laden hedgewitch hood to wear while you are wandering the hedges gathering herbs. A hedgewitch is a wise person who lives “beyond the hedges;” outside of town in the mists of the unknown. A hedge witch has a deep understanding and love for the plants & herbs around their home. They see plants as their allies & are the best ones to consult when seeking remedy for ailments… even for those of the heart ☺.
Be sure to check out the herbology lesson on the last page!

Owl Experience Level: intermediate

Sizes: One size.

Finished measurements:
Hood: 10 inches wide x 18 inches high measured folded flat.
Attached scarf: 2.25 inches wide x 52 inches long measured flat. Berries: .75” wide x length varies from between .5 and 1 inch long. Leaves: 1.25” wide x 2” long.

Yarns used: sport weight yarn such as: Brown Sheep, Nature Spun, 50 g - 184 yds - 168 m, 100% Wool.

Colors are shown in order from left to right as follows:

MC: 148, Autumn Leaves, 5 balls.
CC1: 114, Storm, 1 ball.
CC2: 111, Plumberry, 1 ball.
CC3: N89 Roasted Coffee, 1 ball.
CC4: 225, Brick Road, 1 ball
CC5: 200, Bordeaux, 1 ball.
Note: this is a lot of color variation. You can get the same effect from using just two or three of the colors if you prefer.

Tension/gauge:
Work 24 sts and 32 rows to measure 4x4” in St stitch using US 4 or 3.5 mm needles with MC.

Notions:
A pair of US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles 29” long,
A set of US 3 (3.25mm) dpns,
Berries and leaves are knitted flat except for the i-cord on the leaves. You could use straight needles for the berries if you prefer.
stitch markers, tapestry needle, a 1 inch button for closure.
Remember needle sizes are just suggestions, always use the needles you personally need to obtain gauge.

Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
CC1, CC2 etc: contrasting color 1, contrasting color 2 etc…
dec: decrease(s)
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit into front and back of the next stitch.
MC: main color
p: purl
(RS): right side
sl: slip
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts and knit them tog.
St st: stockinette stitch. When working flat, k 1 row, p 1 row.
st(s): stitch(es)