Schnapps

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Introducing Pebbles on the Path!

Schnapps has been busy in this rainy, cool weather we have been having here in Delaware.  We are gearing up for some hot weather this week and those of you who know us know that Schnapps and I are not fans of the heat.  So, we're stocked up on yarn and ready to stay out of the sun.  I think our plants will be delighted to get some sunshine and warmth though.



We're trying to use up partial skeins of yarn that we have lying around, so Schnapps has been doing more color work these days.  This model was knit with Knit Picks Brava bulky, but we included information for all yarn weights.  Use whatever you have in your stash and make some chemo caps for those who need them.


  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!
Schnapps hopes you like his latest creation!



All new patterns!

PDF's included!
Remember that Nature's Inspirations e-book is now for sale.  Please purchase some patterns to help support Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids.  There have been hundreds of thousands of downloads of our free patterns, which is wonderful!  Hopefully many are being made for those who need them.  Shipping costs are high and every dollar donated goes directly towards covering shipping and supply costs.  We put together e-books on occasion so that you can help out while still getting something for your money.
There are six never before published original patterns and nine Knitting with Schnapps patterns that are included in PDF form for free.  All patterns include instructions for different yarn weights and how to adjust for size.
The e-book is just $10, which we think is a good deal.   You can purchase it from the link on the right or from our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  Check out our other e-books as well.  We have several!


Pebbles on the Path
You will need about 40 yards of each color and size 10.5 circular needles or some combination listed below.
 
Abbreviations:
s1: slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in back as if to knit
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 64 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about  2 inches in length. 

Work Pattern Band of Hat

**  Knit one row in Color B to set up pattern. **

Color B   Row 1:   purl all stitches
Color C   Row 2:  *sl, k1*; repeat around
Color C       Row 3:   *s1, p1*; repeat around
Color B  Row 4:   *knit all stitches 
Color B  Row 5:   *purl all stitches
Color C  Row 6:   *k1, s1*; repeat around
Color C  Row 7:    *p1, s1*; repeat around
Color B  Row 8:    knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your work measures about 6.0 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Top of Hat 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:   *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 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80. 

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.  

The pattern is worked over an even number of stitches.  Adjust by multiples of 8 to keep the crown decrease the same.


Experiment with many colors and enjoy!
 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Introducing Springtime Stripes! Stash Buster Extraordinaire!

Pollen, warm weather and wind are here in Delaware these days.  Schnapps has been busy gardening and cleaning and shipping out hats.  He managed to knit this hat in between working on other things though and thinks it's a great way to use up some left over yarn.  He designed this using just three shades, but you could easily swap out every stripe for a different color.  Imagine all the different color combinations that are possible!  We hope you enjoy the pattern and have fun personalizing it with your color choices.

This was knit using Knit Picks Comfy sport yarn, a wonderfully cool and soft cotton blend yarn that is perfect for the warmer weather.  Instructions are included for all yarn weights too so you really can use up your stash.





  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!

Schnapps is a happy boy!


Springtime Stripes
You will need about 120 yards of sport weight yarn and size US 6 circular needles or some combination of yarn and needles listed below.

Abbreviations:
S1wyif:  slip one stitch purl-wise, holding yarn in front, as if to purl

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 92 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim: 
Row 1: *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 inches long

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

Using Color C:
Rows 3 & 5:  knit all
Row 4:  *p1, s1wyif*; repeat around
Row 6:   *s1wyif, p1; repeat around

Using Color B
Row 7:  knit all stitches
Row 8:  purl all stitches
Using Color A:
Rows  9 & 11:  knit all
Row 10:  *p1, s1wyif*; repeat around
Row 12:   *s1wyif, p1; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 throughout until piece is 6 to 6.5 inches long.  End with a Row 8.


Work Crown Using Just Color A:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 7 to 7.5 inches long.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2:   knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k1, k2tog; repeat around
Row 4:   knit all stitches
Row 5:  *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:   knit all stitches
Row 7:  *k2tog*; repeat around, end with k1

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and think about other color combinations!

To use 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48 stitches. 

To use 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches.

To use 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80 stitches. 

The pattern is worked over 2 stitches, but use a multiple of 4 to keep the brim and crown decrease the same. 

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Introducing Dandelion Twist! Schnapps' 225th pattern!

Well, Spring has sprung, but we are still having snow flurries and very cold temperatures here in Delaware, so it's been a good time to snuggle up and knit some hats.  This is Schnapps latest and he had been sitting out on the lawn, admiring the dandelions when he was inspired.  Thanks to Pat for suggesting to top it in the off white color to make it more dandelion-like.  



This would also look great in just 2 colors or in the solid color of your choice.  Have fun with color and play around with different combinations.  Neutrals will give it a completely different look while school colors or sport team colors would also be great.  Instructions are included for all yarn weights, so this could easily be made for every season.

All new patterns!

PDF's included!

Remember that Nature's Inspirations e-book is now for sale.  Please purchase some patterns to help support Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids.  There have been hundreds of thousands of downloads of our free patterns, which is wonderful!  Hopefully many are being made for those who need them.  Shipping costs are high and every dollar donated goes directly towards covering shipping and supply costs.  We put together e-books on occasion so that you can help out while still getting something for your money.

There are six never before published original patterns and nine Knitting with Schnapps patterns that are included in PDF form for free.  All patterns include instructions for different yarn weights and how to adjust for size.
The e-book is just $10, which we think is a good deal.   You can purchase it from the link on the right or from our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  Check out our other e-books as well.  We have several!

  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!
Schnapps thanks everyone who supports and helps us!

Dandelion Twist
 
Use 3 colors of 5-weight yarn and size US 10.5 circular needles.

 Abbreviations:
ktbl:  knit through the back loop
C2B:  knit second stitch through the back loop, but don’t drop, then knit first stitch and drop both at the same time
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 60 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 about  2 inches in length. 

Work Body of Hat Still Using Color A:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1  until piece is about 3 inches in length.

Work Pattern of Hat Using Color B: 
Rows 1, 2, 5 & 6:  ktbl all stitches
Row 3:   *C2B, P2*; repeat around
Row 4:   *K2, P2*; repeat around

Row 7:    *P2, C2B*; repeat around
Row 8:    *P2, K2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your work measures about 6.0 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Top of Hat Using Color C:
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, ending with a k1

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 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches. 

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Introducing Nature's Inspirations: Caps!

Finally, the new e-book is finished!  We hope that you like all the patterns.  There are six never before published original patterns and nine Knitting with Schnapps patterns that are included in PDF form for free.  All patterns include instructions for different yarn weights and how to adjust for size.

The e-book is just $10 and 100% of the proceeds go right back into shipping and supply costs.  You can purchase it from the link on the right or from our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.

Here are the new patterns featured:


Turquoise in the Rough
Flowers in Bloom

Brilliant Sunset
Cloudy Day
Lava Rocks

Dragonfly Wings



 These are the Knitting with Schnapps patterns included:

Whirls of Hope

Raspberry Mocha Swirl

Hyperbola

Textured Path

Crossroads

Gliding Hope

Balance Beam

Zigzagged
Interwoven Hope
 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!

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Introducing Raspberry Mocha Swirl!

Happy Leap Day 2016!  Schnapps wanted to be sure to get this pattern out to everyone today.  We hope you made the most of the extra day this year and spread some happiness.

Spring is coming, but that doesn't mean that the need for chemo caps is over.  They are in need all year long and Schnapps has been sure to include all yarn weights when he writes up his patterns so that you can make them with whatever yarn you have on hand and whatever suits the season.

Raspberry Mocha Swirl
Schnapps has been hard at work on some new patterns for an upcoming e-book also.




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! 






 Raspberry Mocha Swirl

You will need 2 colors of 5-weight yarn and size US 10.5 circular needles and dpns.

Abbreviations:
s1wyif:  slip one stitch, purl-wise, while holding the yarn to the front of the work.
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 64 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:
Row 1:  Color B:  *s1wyif, k3*; repeat around
Row 2:  Color B:  *k2, s1wyif, k1*; repeat around
Row 3:  Color A:  *k2, s1wyif, k1*; repeat around
Row 4:  Color A:  *s1wyif, k3*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 6.5 to 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
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. 

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

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches.  

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Introducing the Bulked Up Noggin Nuzzler!

It's February already!  Apparently 2016 is going to fly by just as quickly as 2015 did!  Schnapps has been busy knitting and snuggling.  We got 20 inches of snow last weekend which meant lots of shoveling so poor Schnapps could walk around, but most of that is melted now.

Schnapps made this set for an upcoming Quarter Auction for one of our favorite places - the Kent County Public Library in Delaware.  These are versions of the Noggin Nuzzler hat and the Neck Nuzzler infinity scarf.  He used 2 strands of Wool Ease Chunky throughout and wanted to add the extra pop of the coordinating color.  Since the Noggin Nuzzler is one of our earliest patterns and written for worsted weight yarn only, we figured we would share the new version here.   Scroll through the post for instructions about the infinity scarf too!  Click on the links to go to the original patterns.






The original Noggin Nuzzler looks like this:




The infinity scarf uses the same pattern as the original Neck Nuzzler.  To add the contrasting stripe down the middle, simply change to a new color after a Row 4 and be sure to do a row of knit all stitches before starting the pattern again with the new color.  When you switch back to the original color for the other part of the scarf, be sure to knit one row all around using the original color before going back to the pattern.  This ensures that your purl bumps won't be two colored!


 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!
Schnapps was hiding from the blizzard! 


The Bulked Up Noggin Nuzzler

 
Abbreviations:
K2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one.
You Need:
2 strands of 5-weight, chunky yarn- 2 different colors if you want.
Size 15 circular knitting needles
Cast on 44 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim in Color A:
Row 1:  Knit all stitches
Row 2:  Purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows of garter stitch
Work Pattern in Color B:
Rows 1 & 2:  *K2, P2*; repeat from * to * around row
Rows 3 & 4:  *P2, K2*; repeat from * to * around row
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until the piece measures approximately 7 inches.  You can make it longer if you would like a larger hat.
Decrease Crown - use dpns when needed:
Row 1:  *K2, K2tog*; repeat from * to * to last 12 stitches, K10, K2tog
Row 2:  *K1, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 3:   *K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 4:   *K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row to last stitch, end K1.

Finish:  Cut your working yarn, leaving a tail.  Draw the tail through the stitches remaining on the needle, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in your ends and pass it along to someone who’s noggin needs a nuzzle!
 
If you want to use 6- weight yarn and size 13 needles, cast on 48 stitches.
 
 If you want to use one strand of 5 weight yarn and size 11 needles, cast on 60 stitches.
 
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Introducing Interwoven Hope!

Schnapps' first new hat pattern of 2016!  We hope your year is off to a wonderful start and that you will find lots of time to help others in the coming months.

This hat was knit using Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn and works up very quickly.  I have included directions for other yarn weights as well, for your convenience.
 

Sadly, many people do not seem to read this blog - they just grab free patterns and then send me emails demanding that the blog format be changed, complaining that they can't find the free patterns, only links to my stores, or basically just complaining about life in general.  I try to help those who have legitimate questions, but I do not respond to those who are just looking to cause problems.  The yarn weights that I list are the most common.  I give information about the pattern repeats.....if you want more than that, you will have to do the math yourself.  Experiment a bit - you might be surprised at how easy it is to do.

I completely understanding wanting free patterns.....especially when you are knitting for charity, as so many of you are doing, all the time.  However, I know that many people do not use my patterns for charity.  When a pattern is created, it takes time and effort.  The pattern is knit, written down, typed up and shared.  Thank you is the appropriate response, to any one who shares their creativity with others.  Those small minded, unhappy people who make negative comments are to be pitied, but deleted. 





 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!
 
 
"That was some New Year's party!"

 
 
Interwoven Hope

You will need about 70 yards of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles or some combination listed below.

 
Abbreviations:

T2L: purl the second stitch, then knit the first, dropping both at the same time.
T2R: knit the second stitch, then purl the first, dropping both at the same time.
C2L: knit into the back of the second stitch, then knit into the back of the first stitch, dropping both at the same time.
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Rows 1, 2, 3, 4 & 10:   *k1, p2, k1*; repeat around
Row  5 :   *T2L, T2R*; repeat around
Rows  6 & 8: *p1, k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 7:  *p1, C2L, p1*; repeat around
Row 9:   *T2R, T2L*; repeat around


Repeat Rows 1 and 10 until your work measures about
7.5 to 8  inches in length. 


Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:  *k1, p2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  * 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 11 needles and cast on 64. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80.  You may wish to repeat Row 3 of the crown decrease.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.   You may wish to repeat Row 3 of the crown decrease.

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  Adjust in multiples of 4 to have the crown decrease remain the same.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Introducing Whirls of Hope!


It's the very end of 2015.  Schnapps wanted to end the year with a hat pattern for everyone.  He actually created 2 new hats this weekend...his little paws were busy.  He has many plans for lots of new patterns in the new year too. 

Whirls of Hope is free here and Twisted Joy is for sale in our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  Both are knit with super bulky yarn, but have instructions for other yarn weights too.  

Whirls of Hope

Twisted Joy


Thank you to all who have supported and helped us this past year.  Each and every hat, blanket, bottle beanie, dollar donated and kind word truly is appreciated and truly makes a difference.  

We wanted to share some interesting facts with you as the year comes to a close.  We are hoping that 2016 brings happiness, health and kindness to everyone and that it allows us to help more people than ever before.   Join us as we try to make the world a little bit better.


Did you know?

2016 will mark the 7th year that Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids have been in existence.  Let’s all work together to make it the best year yet!

2015 was the year we collected the most blankets so far, with 399 coming in.  Can we pass 400 next year?


2010, our first year, still holds the record for chemo caps with 3,520.  In 2015, we received 3,424 chemo caps, but we also participated in tiny preemie items for Bayhealth and in Operation Bottle Beanies.  Let’s break all records in 2016!

Operation Bottle Beanies raised $480 in its first year so far.  We will be doing this again next year too.

If you want to help Delaware Head Huggers with shipping and supply costs, you can do so directly via PayPal to robin@delawareheadhuggers.org

 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!

Schnapps had a great Christmas!



Whirls of Hope

You will need about 70 yards of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles or some combination listed below.

 Abbreviations:

C2F: knit the second stitch, without dropping the first stitch, then knit the first and drop both from the left hand needle.

C2B: knit the second stitch through the back loop, without dropping the first stitch, then knit the first and drop both from the left hand needle.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1: *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1  for about 2  inches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1 : *C2F, C2B, k4*; repeat around
Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8:  knit all stitches
Row 3:   *C2B, C2F, k4*; repeat around
Row 5:   *k4, C2F, C2B*; repeat around
Row 7:   *k4, C2B, C2F*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece measures 7.5 to 8  inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
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 6:   *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.



If using 5-weight yarn, use size 11 needles and cast on 72.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 88.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 112 stitches.

The pattern is worked over 8 stitches.   

Friday, December 18, 2015

Introducing For a Bibliophile!

It's a week until Christmas and we're just about ready.  Presents are wrapped, the house is decorated and next week we'll be baking up a storm.  We needed a small gift for a friend who loves to read.......so Schnapps came up with this bookmark.  It's knit using KnitPicks Shine Sport yarn and size 5 needles, but you could use any yarn and needles really.......it will just change the size of the finished item.  Since many of our friends are looking for last minute gift ideas too, we thought we'd share.

I wouldn't use 5 or 6 weight yarn because it would be too large and thick, but that's just my opinion.  This one is about 11 inches long and about 2 inches wide.  It's super simple and a fast knit.  While you are at it, make an extra one for your local librarian............I'm sure they would love it.



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!



For a Bibliophile



This used just a small amount of 3 weight yarn and size 5 needles.

Abbreviations:

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one
yo:  yarn over
skpsso:  slip 1 stitch, knit the next, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
sl:  slip 1 stitch
psso:  pass slipped stitch over

Cast on 53 stitches

Work Edge

Knit every stitch for 2 rows

**Every row will start and end with 2 knit stitches.  These stitches are NOT included in the pattern.  Place markers to remind yourself to knit those stitches for an even, flat edge.**

Row 1:  k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpsso, k7*; repeat from * to * to last 9; k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpsso, k4

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10: purl all

Row 3:  k3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpsso, k5*; repeat from * to *  to last 10; k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpsso, k3

Row 5:  k2, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpsso, k3* repeat from * to *  to last 11, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpsso, k2

Row 7:  k1, *k2tog, yo, k7, yo, skpsso, k1*; repeat from * to * to end

Row 9:  k2tog, yo, k1, *yo, sl, k2tog, psso, yo, k9* repeat from * to *  to last 2, yo, skpsso 

Work Edge Again

Knit every stitch for2 rows

Finish: Bind off all stitches knit wise.