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Issue 488 • Blackthorn Leaf Hats, part 2

Leaf Hats

Last week our leaf hats were worked from the bottom up to the crown. This week we have a hat with leaves cascading from the top down. Just like when knitting a top down sweater, slip the stitches to waste yarn and try as you go to get just the right depth for the perfect fit.

Susan Mills   



published February 28, 2017



MountainTop Blackthorn

50% wool, 50% superfine alpaca
  • 3-3½ sts/inch on US 11-1½0 (8-6.5 mm) needles
  • 120 yards/100 gram hank
  • handwash cold/dry flat
  • 8 naturally undyed shades

Undyed alpaca and wool merge in a plump, squishy 100 gram hank of fiber scrumptiousness! Part of the MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers, Blackthorn is the soft, chunky counterpart to worsted-weight Vista. The superfine alpaca makes pieces soft and warm, while the wool lends it strength.

Featuring Hanako

Warmer weather is coming! Cast on now in Hanako, a light worsted weight blend of 50% cotton and 50% linen. New designs in Hanako are available on Ravelry or from your favorite LYS.









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