It's published! Really, truly. This is the companion to the Leafy Mitts, as suggested by (sadly blogless) blog reader and test knitter extraordinaire, Johanna.
The pattern is available for download via Ravelry; you can also find it on my website here. It's a fun little knit - I'm particularly proud of the way the crown shaping creates "negatives" of the leaf motif. I've been saving up some double sized skeins of Essential Merino Aran just for this - a single skein would be a bit of a squeaker for yardage (though technically do-able), but a double skein will comfortably make a matching set of the Leafy Hat and Mitts. I put a couple of skeins up tonight and there's another six to go up tomorrow.