Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Schnapps-isms: Wise Words & Knitting Patterns

Schnapps was a very wise, kind and talented boy.  His last 5 hat patterns have been put into a book that includes several pages of photos and 'Schnapps-isms'.  He taught us so much in the short time he was here and we will always strive to match his happiness, bravery, generosity and creativity.

No one could ever replace Schnapps and he will ALWAYS be our mascot and design inspiration.  He will live on in the hearts of all of us and I've been told that his legacy will inspire generations to come.  We all must keep making a difference, with hugs, hope and love.

An early reviewer said: 

"Robin Agar-Celli and her beloved Schnapps have brought together the essence of excellence in day to day living and lovingly designed knitted hats. The wonderful photos in this Kindle version bring back warm memories of a special canine buddy and highlight the inspirational philosophy of Robin Agar-Celli and the Delaware Head Huggers. The hat patterns are clearly written with an attractive presentation. Directions for multiple yarn weights add versatility to each pattern. This is a very nice addition to my library."


Each pattern includes instructions for all yarn weights.





The book is called "Schnapps-isms:  Wise Words and Knitting Patterns and it is available as a paperback or a Kindle e-book from Amazon.  It can be purchased here.  Other pattern books are available there as well.

Since not everyone may want to have all the photos, we have also put the e-book, with patterns only in our Ravelry store.  It can be found here.  Schnapps-isms is also available, patterns only in our Craftsy store, found here.

The patterns included are:

Legacy



A-Maze


Space Invaders


Jacks


Love Swirls




If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach  me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Legacy

We lost our beloved Schnapps on June 21, 2018.  Our hearts are broken.  We are just so very sad and hurting so much right now.  He was the absolute best and he brought out the best in everyone else too.  I'm not quite sure how we will navigate through our days without him.......it's incredibly difficult and full of tears.  We are trying to hold onto our happy memories......because Schnapps was the happiest boy ever and he brought us so much joy, every single day. 




I'm truly not sure where Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids will go from here.  Schnapps was the inspiration, creative force and love behind all that.  Right now, I am continuing.  That might change in the future.  I am truly lost without my boy.  

This was the last hat that we knit together.......honestly I am finding it difficult to pick up my knitting at all without him sitting by my side.  I know that he would want me to share this pattern though.  We were working on another book to publish..........but I wanted to put this one here for everyone.  I will add it to a book if that happens in the future.


This was knit using KnitPicks Comfy Sport yarn and size 4 needles.  Instructions for other variations are, of course, included too.  

Remember,  we have three books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to Amazon.com and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or click here.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.  

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too.  Please understand that things are not running as quickly or as smoothly as they did.



Legacy

You will need 2 colors of 2-weight yarn and size US 4 needles, or some other combination listed below.  

Abbreviations:

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color B, cast on 120 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color B
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   purl all stitches 
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until your work measures about 3 inches, or longer if you prefer, in length.  

Work Pattern:  all stitches are knit stitches.  The numbers and letter refer to color:

Row 1:   *2A, 3B, 2A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 2:  *1A, 1B, 4A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 3:  *1B, 2A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 4:   *2A, 1B, 4A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 5:   *2A, 1B, 4A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 6:   *1B, 2A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 7:   *1A, 1B, 4A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 8:   *2A, 3B, 2A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 9:   *1B, 4A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 10:  *1B, 4A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around 

Repeat Rows 1 -10 until piece is about 7 to 7.5  inches in length.

Work Crown:  Using Color A use dpn’s when needed 
Row 1:    knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 7.5 to 8 inches in length.

Work Crown Decrease: 

Row 1:     *k6, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:     *k5, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:     *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:     *k3, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 5:     *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:     *k1, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 7:     *k2tog *; repeat around

 Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.


If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.

If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 72 
  
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 96.   

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 6 needles and cast on 112.  

This  pattern is worked over 8 stitches.  Adjust accordingly for size differences. 



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Introducing Jacks!

It's Spring, but you can't tell that by the weather here in Delaware.  Schnapps and I got some lighter weight yarn in from KnitPicks though and we are starting on some new hat patterns.  One of these days it will warm up and then people will need lighter hats!  The plan is to put together another paperback book, but we will be sharing at least some of the patterns here as well.



Thank you Becky for the name of this hat.  It reminded me of the game "jacks" too!  This was knit using KnitPicks brava sport, but instructions are included for all yarn weights.  Just imagine all the color combinations that you could use for this!

One of these days it will be warmer!

Remember,  we have three books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to Amazon.com and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or click here.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.  

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!


Jacks

You will need 2 colors of 2-weight yarn and size US 5 needles, or some other combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color B, cast on 96 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color B
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures about 1 inch in length.  Then work Row 1 and Row 2 one time using Color A.

Work Body of Hat:  Using Color B:  
Row 1:  knit all

Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 2.5  - 3 inches in length.


Work Pattern:  all stitches are knit stitches.  The numbers and letter refer to color:

Row 1:   *1B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 2:  *2A, 1B, 6A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 3:  *1A, 3B, 4A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 4:   *2A, 3B, 2A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 5:   *3A, 6B, 3A*; repeat around
Row 6:   *1B, 3A, 4B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 7:   *1B, 3A, 4B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around 
Row 8:   *3A, 6B, 3A*; repeat around 
Row 9:   *2A, 3B, 2A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 10:   *1A, 3B, 4A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 11:   *2A, 1B, 6A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around
Row 12:   *1B, 4A, 2B, 4A, 1B*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 12  until piece is about 6.5 to 7 inches in length.



Work Crown:  Using Color B only
Row 1:  knit all stitches

Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 7.5 to 8 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  Using Color B use dpn’s when needed

Row 1:    *k10, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:    *k9, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:    *k8, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:    *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:    *k6, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 6:     *k5, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 7:     *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:     *k3, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 9:     *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 10:   *k1, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 11:   *k2tog *; repeat around

 Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.


This made a small adult size hat.  Adjust accordingly!

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.   You can only do one pattern repeat in the body in this weight yarn.   Begin the crown decrease with Row 7.

If using 5 weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 72 stitches.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 84.  

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 6 needles and cast on 96 stitches.   

If using 2-weight yarn and you want an average size hat, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches.

This  pattern is worked over 12 stitches.  Adjust accordingly for size differences.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Introducing Love Swirls!

New year, new hat patterns.  Schnapps spent his New Year's Eve and Day working on this new hat.  We are sharing it with you now so that if you are in the path of this big snow storm headed for the East Coast and you have some yarn on hand (and really, who doesn't have at least SOME yarn, right?), then you can make one or two or more of these while you are snowed in.

In 2017 we passed 25,300 chemo caps shipped to centers and individuals throughout the USA.  We are hoping that 2018 allows us to help even more people.  Please consider making chemo caps and donating them locally or sending them to us if you use our patterns for any reason.  There is a true need for them, all year long, but especially in the cold weather.


Thank you Teresita for the name of this hat!  This one was knit using Knit Picks Brava Bulky yarn, but of course, Schnapps included instructions for all yarn weights.  Keep in mind that if you are using super bulky yarn, you will only be able to do one pattern repeat on the body of your hat.  Since this is stranded color work, just be careful to not pull your stitches too tight too!  All sorts of color combinations would be great with this pattern.

Santa Paws came and Schnapps found presents on Christmas morning!

Schnapps and I got some great knitting gifts this year, including Andrea Rangel's AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary............this hat is just the first of many projects inspired by that book I am sure.

Remember,  we have three books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to Amazon.com and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or click here.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.  


If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!


Love Swirls

You will need size 10 US circular needles and 5 weight yarn or some other variation listed below.

Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 72 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 2 to
3 inches in length.  End with a Row 1.

Work Body of Hat:  all stitches are knit stitches.  The numbers and letter refer to color:

Row 1:   *2a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around
Row 2:  *1a, 1b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around 
Row 3:  *1a, 1b, 1a, 1b, 1a, 1b*; repeat around 
Row 4:   *1a, 1b, 2a, 1b, 1a*; repeat around 
Row 5:   *2a, 1b, 3a*; repeat around
Row 6:    *1a, 1b, 1a, 1b, 2a*; repeat around 
Row 7:  *1b, 3a, 1b, 1a*; repeat around 
Row 8:   *2a, 1b, 2a, 1b*; repeat around 
Row 9:   *1a, 1b, 1a, 1b, 1a, 1b*; repeat around 
Row 10:   *1a, 1b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around 
Row 11:   *2a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 11  until piece is about 6.5 to 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:   *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:    *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:    *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:    *k2tog *; repeat around

 Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.   You can only do one pattern repeat in the body in this weight yarn.   

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 84.  

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 102 stitches.   

This  pattern is worked over 6 stitches.  Adjust accordingly for size differences.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Introducing Vivid Hope!

It's the Winter Solstice!  The start of our favorite season of the year.  With Christmas just around the corner, Schnapps and I have been very busy....baking, wrapping, shopping......and all the things everyone has to do around the holidays.  But, Schnapps created a new hat this weekend and we wanted to share it as a holiday gift to all of you.



This time of year everyone seems to remember to be a little kinder, a little nicer, a little more patient............let's hope we can all capture that spirit and keep it going throughout 2018.

Remember,  we have three books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to Amazon.com and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or click here.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.


Our family wishes all of you a beautiful holiday season and a 2018 that is filled with happiness, health and love.

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!


Vivid Hope

You will need 2 colors of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles, or some other combination listed below.


Abbreviations:
ktbl:  knit through the back loop
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 2 to
3 inches in length. 

Work Body of Hat:  Using Color B
Foundation Row:  knit all stitches
Row 1:  *p3, (k1, k1tbl, k1) in next stitch*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k3tog, p3*;  repeat around
Row 3:   *(k1, k1tbl, k1) in next stitch, p3*; repeat around
Row 4:   *p3, k3tog*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 5.5 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Crown:  Using Color A
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:   *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k1, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:    *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   * k2tog*; repeat around


 Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.


If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64.  

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 76.  

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 96 stitches.   

This  pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  Adjust for size accordingly.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Knitting with Schnapps Paperbacks and Kindle Books!

Hi Everyone!  It's finally cold here in Delaware.  And today is really cold!  Schnapps and I have been hard at work on hats, blankets, Christmas gifts and taking lots of walks!

Schnapps latest news is that we have two books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to Amazon.com and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or use the title links below.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.

The first paperback is called Knitting with Schnapps: Knit Hat Pattern Collection: Volume 1 A Colorwork Collection.  It is a collection of 23 unique hat patterns and contains instructions for each pattern to use super bulky, chunky, worsted or sport weight yarn, depending on the knitter's preference.  This is also available as a Kindle book.

Here are some photos of all the patterns included:




The second paperback book is Knitting with Schnapps: Accessories to Knit, Wear and Share!  This is also able to be purchased as a Kindle book.   Boot toppers, headbands, scarves and a pair of arm warmers are all included.  All but one lace scarf has instructions for using all yarn weights too, making the patterns very adaptable to whatever yarn you have in your stash!  Get a copy for you and make gifts for friends and family this year or buy the book as gifts for special knitters in your life.

Here are photos of the patterns that are included:









If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Introducing Sunflower Spark!

Summer is almost over!  Schnapps and I are excited for Fall to get here with cooler temperatures so we can do more fun things outdoors.  We grew sunflowers this year and loved them so much that Schnapps worked a pattern around them.  We hope you like it.


This was knit using KnitPicks CotLin and Comfy yarns, which are 3-weight.  We included directions for other yarn weights as well.  The hat will look much different in a 6-weight yarn, but we think it will still be cute.  Let us know how your version turns out.  You could also knit this in many different color combinations...................there are lots of variations of sunflowers and this pattern will make a colorful, fun hat no matter which 4 colors you choose.

Now is the time to ramp up our heavier weight hats because the colder weather brings an increased demand for chemo caps everywhere.  We will be shipping out hundreds of hats over the next couple of weeks to try to help.  Please knit some for your local center or donate some to us and we will get them to those in need.  If you wish to donate to help us ship hats out to where they are needed, please use the Donate button on the right hand side.  Or purchase some of Schnapps patterns or 
e-books......all proceeds go right back into shipping and supply costs.  

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

Our sunflowers were huge!  The leaves were bigger than Schnapps


Sunflower Spark


Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together


Using Color A, cast on 108 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 2.5 to 3 inches in length.

Work Body of Hat:   Using Colors A & B :  all stitches are knit stitches.
Row 1:  *2B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 2:  *1A, 1B, 2A, 2B*; repeat around
Row 3:  *3A, 3B*; repeat around
Row 4:  knit all stitches in Color B
Repeat Row 4 until your work measures 5 - 5.5 inches in length.


Work Crown:  Using Colors C & D:  all stitches are knit.
Rows 1 & 2:   *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:   *1D, 1C*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 -4  until piece is about 7.5 - 8 inches in length.  

Crown Decrease:  use dpn’s when needed:  Colors C & D
Row 1:   *k2togC, k2tog,D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 2:   *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 3:   *k2togD, k2togC, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C *; repeat around
Row 4:   *k2togC, k2togD*; repeat around
Row 5:    *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 6:   *k2togD, k2togC*; repeat around
Row 7:    *1D, 1C*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.


If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48.  


If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 72 stitches.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 96.  


The pattern is worked over 6 stitches, but adjust in multiples of 12 for the crown decrease to stay the same.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quadratic Hope & Creativity by Schnapps!

Schnapps is keeping busy, staying cool, taking his medicine and feeling good!



A new e-book is ready! "Creativity by Schnapps"is the only place to find Quadratic Hope.



There are 8 other PDFs included.....all shown in the collage photo.



The e-book is only $5 - which is a great bargain, if we do say so ourselves. All patterns include information for using all yarn weights and how to adjust the size.  Please support us! 

Schnapps is feeling well and we want to celebrate that.....so from now until midnight on July 16, if you purchase "Creativity by Schnapps" for $5 and use Coupon Code "We Love Schnapps" you will get 25% off all other pattern purchases from our store. 

This works at Ravelry only: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/robin-celli-designs 

You can also find this e-book and many other patterns on Craftsy:https://www.craftsy.com/profile/robin-celli-designs

or just purchase a copy from the link on the right.


If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing Pink subLime!

It is super hot right now in Delaware and Schnapps and I are hiding in the air conditioned house just waiting for it to break so we can go outside and garden.  He knit up this cute hat and wanted to share the pattern with everyone.  Thank you Corinne for the name suggestion!  I usually keep the colors out of the name, but couldn't resist this adorable name.

This was knit using KnitPicks Comfy sport yarn, which is super soft and lovely to work with.  We included instructions for other yarn weights, but using a bulky or super bulky with this pattern will probably mean only one repeat of the design will fit on a hat.  Try it - you might love it!  Try all sorts of color combinations too.  This could work equally as well for a man in more neutral colors.  You could do team colors, school colors............so many possibilities!


The pattern is worked over 18 stitches, which means the brim pattern might have to be adjusted depending on how many stitches you cast on.  Work a knit/purl ribbing of some sort.....just check your math before you start if you have changed the cast on number to avoid any headaches later.  So, if your cast on number is divisible by 4, do K2, P2.  Divisible by 3, do K2, P1.  And so on. 

Schnapps is doing well on his medication, but he does hate the heat!

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

This is our 250th pattern.  We will be putting some patterns into an e-book for sale as a fundraiser soon.  If you wish to donate to Delaware Head Huggers to help us ship hats across the country, you can always use the "Donate" button on the right side of this page.


Pink subLime


Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color B, cast on 90 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color B

Row 1:   *k3, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 2 - 2.5 inches in length.  Note that the brim will change if your stitch count changes.

Work Body of Hat:   Using Colors A & B:  knit all, changing colors as written 

Row 1:   *3a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 2:   *4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 3:   *1b, 4a, 3b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 1b*; repeat around


Row 4:    *2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 4a*; repeat around

Row 5:    *1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 3a*; repeat around

Row 6:    *2a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 2b, 2a*; repeat around

Row 7:     *2a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 8:    *1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 9:     *2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 10:   *2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 11:    *1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 12:  *2a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 13:   *3a, 2b, 3a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 1a*; repeat around

Row 14:    *4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b*; repeat around

Row 15:     *1b, 4a, 3b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 1b*; repeat around

Row 16:     *2b, 4a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a*; repeat around

Row 17:     *1a, 2b, 4a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 1a, 2b, 3a*; repeat around

Row 18:     *2a, 2b, 4a, 3b, 3a, 2b, 2a*; repeat around 

Repeat Rows 1 -18 until piece is about 8 - 8.5 inches in length.  

Crown Decrease:  use dpn’s when needed:  Color B

Foundation Row:  knit all

Row 1:   *k7, k2tog *; repeat around

Row 2:   *k6, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 3:   *k5, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 4:   *k4, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 5:    *k3, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 6:   *k2, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 7:    *k1, k2tog*; repeat around

Row 8:    *k2tog*; repeat around 

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and share.

If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 54.  Brim pattern should be k2, p1.  There should only be room for one pattern repeat 


If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 72 stitches.  Brim pattern should be k2, p2. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 90.  This will make the hat slightly larger than if using 3 weight yarn and size 6 needles.


The pattern is worked over 18 stitches.  The brim will need to be adjusted based on your cast on number of stitches.