This traditional motif was featured in a children's book, Safe Return by Catherine Dexter. Based on a true incident in 1824 on an island in the Baltic Sea, it was also mentioned in The Mitten Book by Inger and Ingrid Gottfridsson.
May Blue Skies hat Blackberry hat Green tea hat Blue Jeans hat Ribbed Watchcap Lambsheep mittens Mushroom Cap Man Need Hat hat Raspberry mittens Amoroso baby hat Scrappy toddler hat Pink baby hat Gray and white hat Green Magic hat Woodsmoke ribbed hat
June Pink ridges hat Four pair infant mitts Brixter beanie Blue beanie Pink purl baby hat Four pair infant mitts Preemie hats Slouchy hat Fuschia hat
July Wild Mushroom cap Preemie hats Red and White mittens Turquoise mittens Variegated Teal mittens Peppermint Stick hat Mistletoe mittens Four pairs infant mitts
I am a wife, the mother of four grown sons, and Nana to four grandchildren. I work part-time as a librarian/ archivist at a university library. I enjoy knitting socks and mittens and other items for charity, reading, hand quilting, growing old-fashioned flowers, and bird watching.