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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Introducing the Lucky Dots Hat!

This hat was designed and knit on Friday the 13th, hence the "lucky in its name!  It uses the Alternating Dots stitch pattern too, which explains the rest of its name!

I used one skein of Vanna's Colors and had a decent amount left over.  Since I managed to purchase the yarn at the amazing price of $1.44 per skein, I was very excited to see that an entire hat could be made using less than the 101 yards!!  Here is a close up of the stitch definition.....I hope it's clear enough.  This is a nice chemo cap as well as being just a nice hat!




 The pattern is, of course, free.  As always I ask that if you like the pattern, come by our Facebook and like us and follow along with us as we try to make a difference.  The pattern can be found as a PDF here.


Now, for the pattern!
 
The Lucky Dots Hat

Size 10.5 circular knitting needles

5-weight yarn – about 100 yards


Cast on 55 stitches

Work Ribbed Brim

            Row 1:            * K3, P2 *; repeat across row
            Row 2:            Repeat Row 1
            Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the piece is 2 inches long

Work Alternating Dots Pattern:

            Row 1:            Knit all stitches
            Row 2:            K1, * P1, K1 *; repeat from * to * across row
            Row 3:            Knit all stitches
            Row 4:            P1, * K1, P1 *; repeat from * to * across row           
            Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until piece measures between 7.5 and 8 inches in length.

Decrease for the crown:

            Row 1:            * K3, K2tog *; repeat across row
            Row 2:               Purl all stitches
Row 3:            * K2, K2tog *; repeat across row
            Row 4:               Purl all stitches
Row 5:            * K1, K2tog *; repeat across row


Finish:

            Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. 
Draw the tail through the remaining stitches on the needles.  Cinch closed.
Weave in ends.
Enjoy!
  
Happy Knitting Everyone!


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. If you know a center who would benefit from hats, please pass that information along to me, so I can send some hats out to them.
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32 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing I love your hats can you e mail the above pattern I am all new to this I just started using the knifty knitter and would like to make this hat on it, and I voted for Paul Celli it was easy to sign on and vote
    and I love your cute little doggie, I have a dog also. my email is fxcari49@yahoo.com Thanks

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  2. I just sent it to you via email. If you don't get it or if there is any problem printing it, just let me know. Thanks!

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  3. Hi, I just finished knitting this hat. I love it! On to another one. Thank you for sharing them. God bless!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your pattern. This is a precious hat.

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  5. I can't wait to try knitting this hat. Thank you for providing this pattern.

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  6. I'm so glad you like it! Enjoy the pattern! :)

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  7. Size 10.5 circular knitting needles, and how long should be the cord? After decreasing the stitches and they become difficult on the circular needle do I need to transfer the stitches to some dpn's? OR I just use de circle needles without join on the first row at all? thanks!
    Learner

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  8. The cord should be 16 inches or less. I did not have to use dpns.......the decreases should fit on the circulars, but you could use dpns if you wanted to do so.

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  9. do you have a conversion chart for uk knitting,please? R

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  10. I googled it and found these links:

    http://cyberseams.com/article/105547/all_things_knitting/knitting_needle_sizes_for_us_uk_european_and_older_us_needles.html

    and

    http://www.laughinghens.com/knitting-needle-sizes.asp

    Hope that helps!

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  11. I love your dog! Do you join on the first round?

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    1. Yes, join on the first round! And thank! We love him too!

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    2. I lost my hubby to cancer, now knit chemo hats. Love your patterns, am on #6 since Christmas. thanks for all the great work you do. Chemo is not fun, as anyone knows who has watched a loved one go thru it.

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    3. I'm so sorry for your loss. You're right - chemo is not fun at all and those going through it can always use a little extra hug.

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  12. Thanks for response- do join on first round! I could not find a 10.5 cir needle so I got a 10 with 16 inches but it is awfully small. Is this hat for a child or should I use a larger needle and more cast ons? I am fairly new at knitting and appreciate your advise.

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  13. If you are using a 10, I'd cast on an extra 5 or 10 stitches. The hat is for an adult. If it's the first time you're using the circulars, they appear very small, but magically make a hat the right size.

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  14. Thanks, I will try that or I may take the 10 back and get a size 11 needle.
    Thanks again for your quick response.
    I love the way this hat looks.

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  15. Can I knit this hat on straight needles?

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    1. You could, but you would need to reverse the even rows of the pattern to accommodate it.

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  16. HI whn you say circular needles, im very new at this, please can you send me a picture of circular needles. I use normal long needles LOL

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  17. How many stitches will be on your circular needle after decreasing at the end? I have 25 after the last decrease. That doesn't seem right!

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    1. I didn't write down how many, but you can always just add rows of k2tog to a crown decrease it you want.

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  18. Is it possible to use the Magic loop method to make this hat? I always have the hardest time finding 16" length but the long ones are always abundant! I was thinking of trying the magic loop to accommodate this.

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    1. Im going to give it a try! I am a bit rusty, Just getting back into knitting after a couple of years...I LOVE this hat and cant wait to see how it turns out! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  19. thank you for the pattern. my mom is going through chemo. this will be my first hat to knit. i am very new to knitting. i hope it works.

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    1. If your Mom is in the USA, you can email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and let me know her address and color preferences and I will send her some caps.

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  20. I am so frustrated. I am teaching myself to knit via the internet. I now want to use circular needles. I hve US 6,7,8 - 16 inches. A box full of yarn given to me. I don't much about the yarns as they are odds and ends. I cannot find an easy pattern to fit these size needles, Can anyone help. Most of the yarns and wool do not have any labels on them.

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  21. Do you know of any Canadian sites that can knit hats for Cancer patients?

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  22. I just finished knitting this hat. It knits up so fast and I just didn't want to put it down until I finished it. Very easy and looks great. I'm knitting t for a friend who just started her chemo. I know she will love it and I will need to find some additional patterns so she will have a change. Thanks so much for the pattern. An Okie!

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    1. Go to knotsoflove.org. They have some wonderful patterns.

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  23. I love your hat patterns. I make hats for underprivileged children in my home town. Ages 3 to 5 and your patterns are great.

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