Hitherto by Hunter Hammersen


September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Written in six sizes and five gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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This is a companion to Henceforth (the mitts in the pictures at the bottom of this page), and you can buy both patterns together for a discount. The price for the set is $12.00 (that’s a savings of $4.00 off the price of the individual patterns).

If you put both patterns in your cart together, you’ll see the price reduced to $12.00 (you don’t need a code, it happens automatically).

And don’t worry! If you’ve already bought Henceforth, whatever you spent on it will be counted towards the price of the set (as long as you’re logged into the same ravelry account when you make both purchases).

Knitted leaves are magic. I’m sorry, I don’t make the rules. I don’t know why. I just know that it’s true. There’s something about them that is so lovely and so orderly and so deeply satisfying, and I cannot explain it. It doesn’t make any sense at all. But it does make me happy, so I’m not going to fight it.

And, just for bonus points, knitted leaves lend themselves to the most glorious hat crowns. As if they hadn’t already done enough for us! Apparently they’re just so cool they can’t help showing off.

The hat is written in six sizes (castons of 72, 80, 88, 96, 104, or 112 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the hat. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, or 6 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the hat will fit a head between 15.75 and 24.75 inches (with lots of points in between).

This is perfect for you if:

  • You share my helpless fondness for knitted leaves
  • You are powerless to resist a tidy hat crown

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)