Les Feuilles de Printemps by Francoise Danoy

Les Feuilles de Printemps

July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 170 yards (128 - 155 m)
19 in./48 cm by 8 in./20 cm
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This pattern was created for Echeveau Solidaire, a monthly challenge aiming to raise money for the organization MASFD to help with research on Fibrous Dysplasia. Fibrous Dysplasia is a rare genetic disorder without any treatment, due to a lack of research. This disease induce severe and chronic pain, deformity and an extreme fragility of bones that could lead to disabilities.

All sales made on this pattern will go directly towards Echeveau Solidaire and Fibrous Dysplasia research. To learn more about this challenge, click here.

Les Feuilles de Printemps (French for “The Leaves of Spring”) is a bottom-up hat featuring leaf-lace and garter stitches. This pattern is a remix of my shawl design “Then Comes Spring”.

While Autumn is my favorite season, Spring comes in a close second. Spring, symbolizing renewal, joy, and hope certainly evokes the same feelings within me after a long, cold winter. This hat starts with a squishy garter stitch border, then a leaf lace stitch finishing with a flower-like crown.

But maybe this hat is more than a physical representation of Spring. Perhaps it can also serve as a reminder that after the deep winters of our lives, like the seasons of the planet, then comes Spring.


  • 140 - 170 yds./130 - 155 m.
  • DK/8-ply
  • Les Petits Points Parisiens Basique DK (100% Merino SW; 273 yds./ 250 m; 100 g).
  • Substitution notes: wool based fibers are best for this type of project, though acrylics and nylons will work as well. Be sure to use an elastic fiber that allows the lace stitch pattern to shine.


  • US 7/4.5 mm size (or size needed to obtain gauge) 16 in./40 cm circular needle or long circular needle for magic loop.


  • 20 sts and 40 rnds = 4 in./10 cm in Garter Stitch with needle size and after blocking.
  • One repeat of the lace pattern equals 2.75 in./7 cm at widest point by 2.5 in./6.3 cm tall.


  • Stitch marker
  • Darning/tapestry needle


  • This pattern contains both written and charted instructions.

  • This pattern has been tech edited for clarity and corrections. If you require pattern support, please email me at fdanoy@arohaknits.com. Please note that I only take pattern support questions by email.

  • You can sell FOs of the pattern.