Leaf Keeper by Stephanie Lotven

Leaf Keeper

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
95 - 130 yards (87 - 119 m)
Baby, Toddler, Child
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Inspired by my daughter’s obsession with ‘nature collecting,’ this little hat celebrates spring. On the first warm day of the season, we walk around our neighborhood stuffing our pockets full of the new ‘baby leaves.’ The Leaf Keeper hat is a lightweight open-work project perfect for keeping little explorers warm on breezy days. With an easy-to-follow lace motif, it is a great first lace project for any beginner. The border is ribbed, and a lovely lace spiral highlights the crown. Using less than 1 skein of yarn, this hat is a quick and practical accessory.

SIZES
baby (toddler, child)

YARN
Dragonfly Fibers DAMSEL
(100% superwash merino 335 yards / 4 oz):
95 (110, 130) yards

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Circumference: 16, (17, 19) inches

NEEDLES
US 4 (3.5mm) & US 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40cm) circular or as required to meet gauge and DPNs or needles for small circumference in the larger size

GAUGE
24 sts and 36 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch

TOOLS
6 stitch markers & a tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting in the round & lace knitting