Cotton yarn in a DK weight
US size 4 needles
CO 1 stitch
Row 1 Knit into the stitch 3 times by knitting through the front, then back then front again. (3sts)
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl every stitch.
Row 3 Knit 1, yo, K1, yo, K1 (5 sts)
Row 5 K1, yo, knit to last stitch yo, K1. (7 sts)
Row 7 K1, yo, knit to last stitch yo, K1. (9 sts)
Row 9 K1, ssk, k3, k2tog, K1. (7 sts)
Row 11 K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)
Row 13 K1, (slip 1, k2tog, psso) k1. (3 sts)
Row 15 Slip 1, K2tog, psso and pull the end through and use this end to attach the leaf to the hat.
Weave in the tail from the cast on and voila, the leaf is finished.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Deanna prefers that you call her Dee. She knits too much, cleans too little, blogs a bit and lives in Chicagoland with her husband, two teenage sons and two adorable westies. She is organizing the second and now annual Heartland Knitting Retreat this December 2006 details at www.kneatles.com