Leafy hat to dye for

Three hats - fish, possum and OXs (OXen?)When the winter wind begins to blow my thoughts turn towards knitting hats. Socks and mittens too, but they take a little more commitment. So far this year has seen a fish/ganomy hat, a noughts and crosses/hugs and kisses cable hat and polly the possum ears hat. Next request was for a green leafy hat.

Searching ravelry yielded Leaf edged baby hat. graph for leafy edge The pattern for the edge comes from Barbara Walker’s 2nd treasury of knitting patterns. She does great pattern books but she had leanings towards spiritualism and weird things. The pattern needed graphing so here it is.

and the dye? I didn’t have any green, but I did have a dying wool with Children kit from Wooldancer. Similar to dying with Kool-Aid translated for a more sensible country that sells food colouring in little bottles marked “Food Colouring” rather than packets marked Kool-Aid. A great use for food colours too! Don’t eat them – knit them! Then once that was done I found some green wool too so I’m all set.

Thus begins our winter holidays.