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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

50 States, the Hugs & Kisses Hat and Week 9 - Goal Met!

I'm trying to get at least one person from each state to like Kozy Kovers for Kids on Facebook. Come join us there and follow us as we deliver blankets to children during traumatic times.  We'd love to see you and your beautiful work too!

Well, I fell in love with a netting stitch that I saw and I had to make it into a hat.  So, last night, I curled up with some chunky yarn (Charisma), size 13 needles and this is the end result:

I like it.  I'm not entirely sure that it will make the perfect chemo cap, since it does have holes in it, but I'm sure it could work for warmer weather or for indoor wear.  It's cute and cozy and sort of looks like XOXOXOX's  (or so I have been told)

Today I decided to modify the pattern for knitting in the round too, since so many people have asked me to do that with my other patterns.  I used another chunky yarn (this time, Jiffy) and size 13 circulars - but you could certainly used DPNs if you prefer.  This was an easy adjustment.......just get rid of the edge stitches and change out purls for knits and you end up with this hat:

So, here it is Wednesday evening and I've already got my 2 hats for the week finished.  Now that leaves the rest of the week for me to work on my blanket for Kozy Kovers for Kids and probably to get at least one more hat finished.

I hope you like these!  The patterns are below and can also be found as a PDF.  As always, if you have any trouble, just email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will happily email you a PDF. 


The Hugs & Kisses Hat

 
For Straight needles:

Chunky or 5-weight yarn
Size 13 needles

Abbreviations:

Yo – yarn over

Sk2psso – slip one stitch knitwise, knit next 2 stitches, pass slipped stitch over both knitted stitches

P2tog – purl 2 stitches together


Cast on 48 stitches

Knit 6 rows

Begin Netting Stitch Pattern:

            Row 1:  K1, K1, * yo, sk2psso *; repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1

            Row 2:  Purl all stitches

Row 3:  K1, * sk2psso, yo *; repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches.  K1, K1

Row 4:  Purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 of netting stitch pattern until piece measures about 8 inches.

Decrease crown:

            Row 1:  K1, K1, *yo, sk2psso*; repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1

            Row 2:  P1, * P1, P2tog*; repeat to last stitch, P1 (33 stitches)

Row 3:  K1, *sk2psso, yo*; repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches.  K2

Row 4:  P3, * P1, P2tog *; to last 3 stitches, P3 (24 stitches)

Row 5:  K1, K1, *yo, sk2psso*; repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1

Row 6:  P2tog across row (12 stitches)

Row 7:  K1, *sk2psso, yo*; repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches.  K2

Row 8:  P2tog across row (6 stitches)

Cut working yarn, leaving long tail. 

Draw end through the 6 stitches left on needle and cinch closed.

Seam the back, weave in all ends and enjoy!


 
For circular needles:

Chunky or 5-weight yarn
Size 13 needles


Abbreviations:

Yo – yarn over

Sk2psso – slip one stitch knitwise, knit next 2 stitches, pass slipped stitch over both knitted stitches

K2tog – knit 2 stitches together


Cast on 46 stitches

Join in the round

Row 1: Knit

Row 2:  Purl

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three (3) times for garter stitch band

Work Netting Stitch:

            Row 1:  K1, * yo, sk2psso *; repeat from * to *

            Row 2:  Knit all stitches

Row 3:  * sk2psso, yo *; repeat from * to * to last stitch,  K1

Row 4:  Knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 of netting stitch until piece measures about 8 inches

Decrease crown:

            Row 1:   K1, * yo, sk2psso *; repeat from * to *            

            Row 2:  K1, * K1, K2tog *; repeat from * to * (31)

Row 3:  * sk2psso, yo *; repeat from * to * to last stitch,  K1

Row 4:  * K1, K2tog* ; repeat from * to * (16)

Row 5:   K1, * yo, sk2psso *; repeat from * to *

Row 6:  K2tog across row (8)

Cut working yarn.  Draw tail through 8 remaining stitches and cinch closed.  Weave in ends and enjoy!


Remember, all are welcome to join us in some way - we love to see new people and are grateful when more people hear about us.  So, spread the word!  And, as always, if you or anyone you know is in need of chemo caps, please feel free to contact me directly at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will be happy to ship some out. 

Delaware Head Huggers  

Kozy Kovers for Kids

27 comments:

  1. Hi! I found your pattern on AllFreeKnitting! It looks like a great hat to try. Just wondering what "knitwise" means in the abbreviation explanation for SK2PSSO? I'm going to pin this. :)

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  2. I also found this pattern on AllFreeKnitting and will be trying it in the round. Very pretty hat. Here is a link to a video on YouTube to help you with your question Mary Jo: Just copy and paste it into your web browser.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1QJSBxPw4I
    Wendy G.

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  3. The young lady is showing a purl wise slip, but just slip the stitch in as if you were going to knit it instead of purling it.

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  4. And here is an even better explanation:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIlNNYt-Q94&feature=channel

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  5. Hi Everyone, Thanks!

    Slipping knitwise just means that you put your right hand needle into the stitch as if to knit it, but instead of actually knitting it, you just slip it off the left hand needle onto the right hand one.........I hope that makes sense or one of the videos helped. If not, let me know and I will try to help.

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    1. Sandy in San DiegoMarch 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      Hi Robin! I love your patterns. Hugs and Kisses HAT won't print. Kindly email to:
      jgauthier4@san.rr.com Thanks! /Sandy

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    2. I'd like to make this hat with a worsted yarn and size 10 needles. Can you post your stitch gague so I could make the adjustment? Thanks.

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    3. I don't do a guage swatch, since they are all for charity.....I know every hat will fit someone.

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  6. WooHoo! I just got it to print today! Thank you!

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  7. Hi, the biggest needles I have are 6.5mm which I think is a 10 1/2 in American sizes, does this mean I would have to cast on more stitches to start. I'm quite new to knitting but love the pattern in this hat and would like to give it a go.

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    1. Yes, that should work fine........... I'd say cast on in multiples of 3 and work the pattern the same....... Let us know how it turns out!

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  8. Great Hat - Kudos on giving it 2 ways also. I had to cut and paste the patterns and adjust them in Word as scribd.com will not let you print them unless you are a member. Bummer. Oh well. It was worth all the work and I have it now formatted so that I have the 2 patterns separated. That way I will be able to print just those directions I need depending on the needles I grab. Thanks again for sharing your ability to create something so lovely.

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  9. Unalble to print out this pattern.Would u please e-mail it to me/Thanks ethelbowman@yahoo.com

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  10. Hi--Never made a hat before---HMMM --on this sk2psso when u "ignore the slip stitch, does it ever get knitted???

    I think I understand, your pretending that your going to knit it but does it ever get used???

    hoping I'm making myself clear. My g/daughter, Sarah, is into hats & saw this & asked me to make it, I'm excited since she is adorable in them. Eleven y.o. starting middle school.

    I have just joined your "club" & must say u have some adorable projects.
    Thanks---Patricia "SCARVES"

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    1. Hi Patricia -

      Glad you joined us. I'm going to try to explain......

      Sk2psso – slip one stitch knitwise, knit next 2 stitches, pass slipped stitch over both knitted stitches

      So, you slip the stitch first, then you knit the next 2 and then take that stitch that you slipped and pass it over the 2 knit stitches and off the needles........

      It will decrease a stitch - which is necessary since the yarn overs increase a stitch.

      Hope that helps.....if not, feel free to email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and I will try to be more clear.

      :)

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  11. Thank you for the pattern! Looks easy and so I'll give it a try. Love, love your schnauzer! I have one too! Erin is her name and she is my BFF always.

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  12. I would love to make a matching pattern scarf - How many stitches would you recommend for that?

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    1. You could do 24 stitches for a wide scarf or 12 for a narrow one.

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    2. Thank you so much - with the pattern I was not sure how many stitches - i knew it was probably really simple - LOL

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  13. Love the look of this hat, thank you so much for sharing it with us, However I am having problems when it comes to beginning the netting stitch. The problem I am having is everytime you do a sk2psso you are decreasing and there is no way you can get your piece to eight inches. Is there some part of this pattern missing? Or am I doing something wrong.
    Jan

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    1. You must not be adding the yarn overs to increase the number of stitches...the yarn over compensates for the decreased stitch in the sk2psso

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  14. Thank you so much Robin. That makes a lot of since now. I am still very new too knitting. Your hat's are absolutely beautiful and I am going to make this for a dear friend of mine.
    Jan

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  15. Love this hat! After making one for myself I'd like to make one in baby size and child size. How many CO would you recommend for each?

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    1. You could probably just switch to worsted weight and size 7 needles for children and light weight and size 5 needles for a baby cap.

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  16. Really like the hat pattern... How much of the chunky yarn do I need ??? One skein , two skeins or more ???? thanks ....

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    1. That would depend on the yarn you use and how many yards are in the skein. Both Charisma and Jiffy were one skein.

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  17. Do you publish this pattern to the internet in a printer friendly version? If you do, can you tell m ho to access it, I am kind of novice about using the computer.
    Thank you
    phogette@yahoo.com

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