It’s been a very busy couple months, but I’m back on track. The Leafy Origami Hat is ready to rock and roll!
The Leafy Origami Hat is 2-color brioche, knit in the round from the bottom up in worsted weight yarn. It was inspired by my Leafy Origami Cowl, and it features a smaller version of the leaf stitch pattern that falls into mountain and valley folds, just like origami.
The beginning of the round moves forward and backward on several rounds, making this a challenging brioche pattern. I’ve made several video tutorials to guide you through the increases, decreases, and moving the markers. The stitch pattern is adapted from the Under Dutch Skies stitch pattern in Nancy Marchant’s book, Knitting Fresh Brioche.
I’m having a pattern launch sale, use coupon code leafylaunch for 15% off the pattern through Feb. 2, 2021. This code works on both Ravelry and Payhip.
This pattern is available through Ravelry, link here.
This pattern is available from my Payhip shop, link here.
Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Ann Berg, Debbie Braden, Megan Drake, Elizabeth Forester, and Jacqueline Lydston.
I love these leaves. I’m still knitting on my mega-cowl version, but it’s on the back burner until I finish DH’s Dreyma sweater. I just started the first sleeve!
It’s amazing how much progress you can make if you concentrate on one project, and that’s why I’m pretty much a monogamous knitter. Two projects at the most, so that there is always a mindless project and a mindful project. I’ve had 3 projects on the needles lately (Dreyma, Leafy Origami, and Katie’s Kep) which means I’m not good at getting progress on all of them at the same time! But now Dreyma is on the stockinette sleeve portion, which is truly mindless, and I’m using that for Zoom meetings and home knitting. It’s too big to take on appointments outside the house now.
Don’t forget, my Gauge Swatch Hat pattern is free; you can download it from this blog post where I extol the virtues of hats as gauge swatches.
What’s your strategy for managing your projects?
I have one sock, one short-term project like cowl or hat, and one long-term project like throw or sweater. Three projects is my happy place.
Two projects is my happy place but right now I have four! I like one complicated one for when I’m home and an easy one for meetings and drives. I currently have a scarf I set aside to knit a shawl for someone else and mittens I set aside until I get up the courage to figure out the pattern chart. My current easy project is a pair of ribbed socks. I’m getting close to the heel though, which means I’ll need some quiet time to concentrate on getting the heel done – then it’s back to easy for the foot!