Here is my completed handspun Leafy hat. I have been unpacking some of my handspun yarn and thought these two would make a nice hat together. The gray yarn is from a border leicester cross fleece that I processed myself and spindle spun into a 2-ply yarn. The natural yarn is wool of unknown origin and it was a bit thinner than the gray yarn. The Leafy Hat pattern is from the November 2009 - January 2010 issue of Cast On magazine. The designer suggests a tubular cast on for the k2, p2 rib and gives a lot of helpful details. I used my size 6 (4.00 mm) Addi Lace Click needles and my knitting thimble to carry both yarns with the gray on the right and the natural on the left. I did not eliminate the jog as there was not much of one with the gray yarn starting each color pattern repeat row. I made the medium sized hat and had a gauge of about 5 stitches and 6 rows to the inch. I did a lot of weaving in of the natural during the long stretches of gray stitches. A smaller needle size would have created a firmer fabric and I will keep that in mind for future projects. I am quite enjoying this hat phase of mine, a nice change of pace from socks.