Falling Leaves Sock

I got inspired to knit these socks after poring through Pinterest and seeing so many cute socks! I bought the yarn, Schachenmayr Regia 6 fadig color, way back in September. I saw it on the shelf at my local Beverly’s and at first I just looked. The next time I walked by I picked it up and felt it. The colors just called out to me. But alas, I was fully entrenched in holiday knitting by then and since I knew I really wanted to knit something indulgent for myself, I stared at it for 2 and a half months just imagining everything it could be.

These socks are warm and cozy and the heel pattern is fun when I wear them around the house.

 

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My falling leaves socks pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

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Newborn Flower Hat

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US size 5 dpns or size 5 circular

Mary Maxim Eucalyptus in beige, or any sock weight yarn you like.

Abbreviations:

  • ssk, slip slip knit
  • k2tog, knit 2 together
  • yo, yarn over

Hat:

Cast on 72 stitches

Optional Ribbing:

R1: K2,P2 to the end

R2: K2,P2 to the end

Repeat R1 and R2 for 1 inch.

Continue in stockinette stitch until the hat measures 6”

Decreases:

R1: K4, k2tog,ssk, K4* repeat to the end of the row

R2: K all stitches

R3: K3, k2tog, ssk, k3* repeat to the end of the row

R4: K all stitches

R5: K2, k2tog, ssk, K2* repeat to the end of the row

R6: K all stitches

R7: K1, k2tog, ssk, K1* repeat to the end of the row

R8: K all stitches

R9: K2tog, ssk* repeat to the end of the row

Use a needle to run the tail of yarn through the remaining stitches and pull the circle closed. Weave in the ends.

Leaves: make 3, or as many as you would like.

Cast on 3 stitches

Every odd row, P all stitches

R1: K3

R3: K1, yo, K1, yo, K1

R5: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2

R7: K3, yo, K1, yo, K3

R9: K4, yo, K1, yo, K4

R11: K5, yo, K1, yo, K5

R13: K6, yo, K1, yo, K6

R15: k2tog, K10, ssk

R17: k2tog, K8, ssk

R19: k2tog, K6, ssk

R21: k2tog, K4, ssk

R23: k2tog, K2, ssk

R25: K2tog, ssk

Thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Flower: knit version

Cast on 72 stitches.

R1: K all stitches

R3: K, yo* continue to end of row

R5: K, yo* continue to end of row

R7: K, yo* continue to end of row

R9: K, yo* continue to end of row

R11: K, yo* continue to end of row

Bind off.

Flower: crochet version (pictured)

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chain 72 stitches

R1: Dbl crochet in every stitch

R2: Dbl crochet in every stitch

R3: Dbl crochet in every other stitch

R4: Dbl crochet in every other stitch

Bind off

Congratulations! You now have all the parts to assemble your hat!

Sew leaves on the hat any way that you like. In the hat pictured, I had one point of the leaf directly at the top center of the hat and I overlapped them slightly.

To sew the flower on, I started from the center out. I also placed the flower slightly lower than top center on the hat so it would be on the side of the head when worn. But again, play around with it and see what you like best.

I decided to knit all the components for this hat in the same color because I like the subtle monochromatic look. But this hat can also be done with the leaves green and the flower a different color. perhaps in the favorite color of the person receiving it. The leaves and flower can also be sewn onto any basic hat pattern to fit an older child. Be creative!