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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Introducing the Happy Hat!

I decided to put together a hat using the stamen stitch.  I like the symmetry of the stitch and the bit of a lacy look that you get from it, but it’s still a nice, warm cap.  I made this one using worsted weight yarn and size 11 needles.  I called it the Happy Hat, since I want all our hats to cheer up the people who receive them.   Feel free to use this pattern if you would like and feel free to join us at Delaware Head Huggers of Kozy Kovers for Kids!





The Happy Hat




You will need:

Size 11 knitting needles
Worsted or 4-weight yarn (Vanna’s Choice used, less than one skein)


PATTERN:

Cast on 55 stitches.

Work K3, P2 ribbing for 2 inches.  K3, P2 across each row.
(Feel free to use a different rib stitch if you prefer, or use a garter stitch pattern for the brim if you would like).


Begin Stamen Stitch Pattern:

Row 1:  Knit across

Row 2:  K1, K1, *slip 1 purl-wise (yarn at back), K1*; repeat from * to * to last stitch.  End with a K1

Row 3:  Knit across

Row 4:  *K1, slip 1 purl-wise (yarn at back)*; Repeat from * to * across the row


Continue pattern Rows 1 – 4 until the piece measures 8 inches.
Decrease the crown as follows:


Row 1:  *K3, K2tog*; Repeat from * to * across row

Row 2:  K1, *K1, slip 1 purl-wise* ; repeat from * to * across row, ending with a K1

Row 3:  *K2, K2tog*; Repeat from * to * across row

Row 4:  *K1, slip 1 purl-wise (yarn to the back)*; Repeat from * to * across row

Row 5:  *K1, K2tog*; Repeat from * to * across row

Row 6:  K1, *slip 1 purl-wise (yarn to the back), K1*; Repeat from * to *  to last stitch, K1

Row 7:  K2tog across row



Cut working yarn leaving a 12-inch tail.  Thread yarn through live stitches on the needle and cinch closed.  Sew seam, weave in loose ends and enjoy.  Or better yet, pass it along to someone who needs it.


Delaware Head Huggers  

Kozy Kovers for Kids

Happy Knitting!

59 comments:

  1. You best friend is precious. I have one just like him. The hat looks great too.

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  2. Thanks! Schnauzers are amazing!!!

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  3. Love your Schnauzers, I have had three and have a new pup now! They are wonderful companions, Boudreaux my new one loves my knitting yarn!!!! Like the hat too!

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  4. Can't wait to make this. Me likey :D

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  5. Yes, Evelyn, it's for an adult. You could adjust it for a child by using worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles though..... or 3 weight yarn and size 5 needles for a smaller child.....

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  6. Truly love your Hats for Babies,Women etc.. Love to make
    them, and donate to church benefits, homeless shelters but
    how in the world can you print just the patteran and not all
    the comments. It would not let me print just the directions
    for the patterns. Too much wasting of paper to print comments. You only need the directions. I tried to copy and
    paste but wasted 6 sheets of paper before it would print pattern. Thank you for listing.

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    1. I just select the page I think the pattern starts and tell the computer the page number to print. In this case I started with page 2 (dog is cute but don't need to waste ink on a picture of him). I found I also needed page 3 so then I printed that. Otherwise there are 14 pages to print.

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    2. I installed a snipping tool and it works great.

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  7. Anonymous.........if you email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org, I will be happy to send you the PDF of the pattern, so you don't have to print all the comments......

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  8. Robin -26/2/2012.
    depending on your printer, you may be able to preview it and decide which you page numbers you actually need (I can with my Canon)

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  9. Hi, I really love your patterns! I already made two hats. One with the comfort cross, and one with the tile pattern. I am going to try making this one. I am involved in a knitting/crocheting club at my church. We have donated hats, scarves. We have baby blankets, lap robes and afghans to donate. I am a adult with CP. I like to challenge myself. Keep the patterns coming. God bless. Lani

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    1. Thank you! Keep up the great work donating all your beautiful items!!

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  10. Hello!
    Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your patterns with the public. However, I would really like to be able to copy/paste your pattern directions without having all that green color in the background. It takes a lot of ink to print that. I'm sorry. I don't mean to sound ungrateful. It's just the ecomomy right now.

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    1. Carly - if you don't want the green background, just set your printer settings to black and white. Or copy and paste the text into a word document.......... Either of those will work. Or go to the PDF at Scribd.com and get it there. Or, just email me and I will send you a PDF.

      I'm happy to share the patterns with everyone, but I'm not changing the entire set up of the blog. I'm trying to be as accommodating as I can be about getting patterns to everyone.

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    2. My copy and paste has clipboard after I paste and before I change anything. Has 3 or 4 thing to mark. I chose match format or something like that and the color does not show. Another is text only but I like the photos. CC

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  11. You can highlight just the pattern, copy and paste it into a blank email and then print. The green background doesn't print, but the color picture of the hat and the instructions do.

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  12. Hi There,,

    So many great hats here. I'll be adding lots of them to my charity patterns. A gal on KP showed the bamboozled pattern and I love it for chemo hats because of the texture. I can't find it.... Could you point me in the right direction?

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    1. http://knittingwithschnapps.blogspot.com/2012/05/bamboozled-hat.html

      That's the link for banboozled.......it was posted in May. If you have any other trouble, email me and I will email the pattern to you.

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  13. Too many comments for me to waste paper after printing the pattern which looks interesting.

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    1. As stated on EVERY pattern - if you want a PDF - email me and I will send you one......... posting as Anonymous means I have no way of getting in touch with you.........

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    2. Robin thanks so much for the pattern. I am making them for young adults with Cancer. The pattern is so easy to follow and it turns out beautifully.

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  14. You are such a wonderful person for giving patterns for free. I donate alot of hats to caps for kids and just love your patterns thanks so much

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  15. Hi what size (the length) should I make if I am making it for 5year old.

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  16. Please help me regarding row 4.If you K 1, slip 1 purlwise,
    and continue to the end of the row, you'll have the 55th stitch remaining. What do you do with it? Does it become another knit stitch as in row 2.
    thanks for your hat patterns. I have made so many of them.

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  17. This is a great pattern, thanks for sharing. Just a suggestion for those that like to make hats for a charity. I have discovered that any elementary school in our area will gladly take hats for the children in their schools. If you know a teacher, I am sure she/he would like to take hats for the little ones that don't have any. If you don't know a teacher, the office or school nurse would gladly take them. My daughter is a teacher and says she is shocked how many children get off the bus at school without hats or gloves/mittens. Even the older ones love it when she brings hats to school "for the taking".

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  18. How cheerful. I want to try the cobblestone and the happy. I am forcing myself to finish something first, but these look inviting!

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  19. I have crocheted and knitted for many year, and have made all kinds of things by pattern, however the chemo hats I'm creating for friends, family and those I meet who are in need...I will post some in my blog later today so you can see them...I don't like to charge, but need to get the S&H cost....blessings for all those who care and are led to create them!!!

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  20. Shipping and handling can get to be expensive, but all hats are shipped 100% free of cost from Delaware Head Huggers.

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  21. Hi Robin. I am knitting this hat for a local hospital for premmies. No matter what I do, Row 2 of the pattern keeps ending on a slip purlwise and not a K1. Just to be sure I'm doing it correctly - row 2, I knit 2 stiches, then slip purlwise and knit 1 across the row. I don't see how this could work though. It's an odd number of stitches (53 after you knit the first 2) so wouldn't you end on the slip purlwise?

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    1. Robin very graciously explained my mistake to me in an email. She's awesome.

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    2. You just had to look at it as knitting the last 2 stitches of the row. Glad I could help!

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  22. Hey, I want to knit this hat ASAP, I have size 6 mm needles (I'm a very new knitter) would my hat come out the same size as yours using those needles? I don't have another size, and I didn't see a gauge. Can you help me please?

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    1. It might be slightly smaller than this one was. I don't do gauge swatches for chemo caps because there is always a head for every hat.

      You could add 5 or 10 stitches to your cast on if it seems to be smaller.

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    2. I'm almost 18 but I'm quite small for my age,so I guess it might be smart to leave the pattern as is, my head is also small. Thanks for responding so quickly :)

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    3. The way I knit it fit an average adult head, and there is some stretch to it, so probably knitting it the way it is will work! Good luck!

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  23. hi robin
    a big big thank you for sharing your patterns.i was looking at some of the comments and found them very helpful,i copy and pasted the happy hat pattern into a new email and will print out later.i live in Australia and have started doing some knitting for charity,so again thank you very much
    best regards liz.

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  24. Hi I am new to knitting and loving your patterns, can I ask to make this pattern in a chunky yarn, what cast on number and needle size would you recommend Many Thanks Ali in England ps love your dog xxxxxx

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    1. Hi. You could use the same numbers and a chunky yarn or you could go to US size 13 needles and cast on 45 or 50 stitches. Hope that helps. And thanks, we love him too!

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  25. I'm kind of new to reading patterns; I usually just make my own, so this will probably seem like a dumb question: Are you using circular knitting needles?

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    1. No, this hat is knit on straight needles. That's why it says to seam the hat when you are finished.

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    2. Robin: I like to use circular needles. Is there a way to convert this pattern and avoid the seam, too? Thank you in advance.

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    3. You can change any pattern to work for circulars. Here are some tips: http://knittingwithschnapps.blogspot.com/2012/05/adapting-hat-patterns-for-circular-and.html

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  26. This hat seems way too small to fit an adult...with 55 stiches cast on, using size 10 needles, it's only 10" wide before seaming.....???

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    1. The pattern states size 11 needles and this is definitely an adult size hat.

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    2. I ended up amending it, casting on 75 stitches using size 10s. The second time around it worked out great!

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  27. Are the needles size 11 U.S or 11 U.K. - there's a big difference! Could you give the size in mm if possible please?

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  28. This pattern is quite nice, but I am used to knitting in the round for hats. could you convert this to round knitting by swtiching to purl-stiches on the even rows?

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  29. I've been looking for good patterns to make hats for a local charity to use up some of my excess stash. Thanks for making your designs available to all of us. Pat

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  30. hi, how can i make this hat for a 4 year old child? thanks for sharing patterns.

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  31. I made this hat using size 5 needles for my 6 year old granddaughter, I added a 1 more inch to the brim then followed the pattern. It was way too small- would not even fit my 2 year old! So I am going to change my needle size to 11. Guess my girls have big heads! But thanks for the pattern & I had no problem following it!

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  32. here is something simple highlight what you want to print then right click and click print easy peasy lemon sqeasy

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  33. This pattern makes no sense to me. If you k3 p2 then you end up with a crooked rib, unless you knit in the round, but it doesnt say to knit in the round. also, you cant k2 in row 1 and end on a knit. it just makes no sense.

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