Little Acorns: Mabon Slouchy Hat
Wheel of the Year Knits: Mabon Autumn Equinox
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Mabon is the late harvest and Autumn Equinox, which is around the time that the oak produces acorns in Northern Europe. The oak tree is a sacred tree in many traditions and is a symbol of strength and wisdom.
Adult Unisex Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large)
19 sts x 24 rows over 10cm in stocking stitch stranded motifs.
Red version (right):
Texere Yarns Airedale Aran
100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m/50g
1 (1, 1, 2) 50g balls 1208 Cranberry (Red) MC
1 x 50g ball 1213 Cream CC
4.5 mm dpns or circular needles
(or size to achieve gauge).
You may also need needles slightly larger than
this. (See Pattern Notes).
1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Optional: Bobbins for different coloured yarns, stitch markers
Brown/Orange version (below)
Knit Picks Swish Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool 100.6m (110 yds) per 50g
2 (2, 2, 3) balls #23880 Truffle (MC)
2 balls #24297 Allspice (CC)
Brown/Oatmeal version (above)
Lions Brand Fishermans Wool 227g/425m
1 skein #150-126 Nature’s Brown
1 skein #150-123 Oatmeal
For those with wool allergies:
Turqoise/Cream version (right)
Red Heart® Eco-Ways™70% acrylic, 30%
recycled polyester 4 oz (113g) 186 yds (170 m)
Turquoise Version (above left): Shades 3518
peacock (MC) and 3313 oyster (off white).
This Brown/Oatmeal version of Little Acorns made by Christi has a twisted herringbone edge. A free tutorial for this technique is available from her website.