hedgewitch hood by tiny owl knits

hedgewitch hood

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.

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

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)