Schnapps

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Introducing the Basket of Love Beanie!

I've worked out the kinks in this pattern and am now happy to share it here.  This is a super simple knit and purl design that has a great texture that would work well for both men and women.  It would also work for children too.  Vary the yarn and have a ball with it!  I whole heartedly thank the Delaware Head Hugger Facebook family for helping me name this one.


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The pattern can be found as a PDF here.  If you are having problems printing it, check your printer settings.  You can usually chose to print in black and white or only print the pages that you want. 




The Basket of Love Beanie



Size 10.5 US circular knitting needles
5-weight yarn – less than 100 yards

Abbreviations:  K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together

Begin:
Cast on 60 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Work Garter Stitch Brim
            Row 1:  Knit all stitches
            Row 2:  Purl all stitches
            Repeats Rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows

Work Body of Hat
            ALL odd rows (right side of work) are worked by knitting all stitches

            Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12:                           
                                  * P3, K3*; repeat from * to * across row
            
 Rows 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24:             
                                  * K3, P3*; repeat from * to * across row
           
          Row 25:                  Knit all stitches
Row 26:                  Knit all stitches
Row 27:                 *K4, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 28:                  Knit all stitches
Row 29:                 *K3, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 30:                 *K2, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 31:                 *K1, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row

Finish:
            Cut working yarn, leaving a long tail.  Draw the tail through the stitches left on the needles and cinch closed.  Secure, weave in ends and give a basket of love to someone!


If you want to knit this hat flat, it is an easy adjustment.

Since the pattern alternates columns, the pattern is basically the same.

Begin:
Cast on 62 stitches.  The extra 2 stitches are your selvedge stitches – you will knit the first and last stitch of every row of the body pattern.

Work Garter Stitch Brim
            Row 1:  Knit all stitches
            Row 2:  Knit all stitches
            Repeats Rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows

Work Body of Hat
            ALL odd rows (right side of work) are worked by knitting all stitches
 
            Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12:     
                        K1, *P3, K3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1

            Rows 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24:             
                        K1, *K3, P3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1
          
           Row 25:   Knit all stitches
Row 26:    Purl all stitches
Row 27:    K1,*K4, K2tog*; repeat from *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 28:    Purl all stitches
Row 29:    K1,*K3, K2tog*; repeat from *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 29:    Purl all stitches
Row 30:    K1,*K2, K2tog*; repeat from *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 31:    Purl all stitches
Row 32:    K1,*K1, K2tog*; repeat from *to* to last stitch, K1


Finish:
            Cut working yarn, leaving a long tail.  Draw the tail through the stitches left on the needles and cinch closed.  Secure, seam the back, weave in ends and give a basket of love to someone!



 Happy Knitting Everyone!

 

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6 comments:

  1. I love these patterns because I can learn new knitting techniques while making something that others can enjoy. Thank you for publishing them.

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  2. That's why I make them.......I try all different stitches and then see which ones work best for hats! :)

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  3. Hi Robin,
    I am a beginner to knitting and I absolutely love making this hat. Your patterns are so easy to understand and I am encouraged by you and the reason behind making these. I am wondering if you have a doggie sweater pattern that would be also easy for me to understand or if you only do hats. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Kasey,

      Thanks! I don't have a doggie sweater.....Schnapps wears cowls, but not a sweater.....

      I do blankets and I'm working on a lace scarf, but haven't done a dog sweater yet........

      Sorry.

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  4. Love your patterns! Can you specify which chemo hats are kid-sized? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you. Almost all my hats are adult sized. The Angel Kisses Hat is baby sized. The others are usually easy to adjust the size............I typically put the multiples of stitches needed to adapt for other sizes. For any of the patterns that use bulky or chunky yarn, you can usually just use worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles and use the same pattern........

      Hope that helps........

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