Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Introducing Karmic Kuddles: A Kozy Kap for All!

This is the latest hat for Delaware Head Huggers - thank you Jennifer for the name.  I made this hat in the cheerful yellow because I just needed something happy yesterday.  I posted this on Facebook already, but I'm going to post it here also, for those who are not on Facebook:

"I receive and personally answer literally hundreds of emails and personal messages each week. Most are requests for hats, people looking for PDFs of patterns, questions about patterns......etc. I love to answer everyone and help in any way that I can. Although so many wonderful people contribute gorgeous handmade hats to our cause, I run the 'stuff' of Delaware
Head Huggers all by myself. Well, no, Schnapps is a big help! :) I design and knit hats, post patterns, tag all the hats that come in and ship all the hats out myself. I also finance this basically myself with the help of donations from a few others. I enjoy hearing from everyone and if you catch a mistake in a pattern or notice something wrong, please let me know. However, I am now giving myself permission to ignore any negative messages. Please do not waste my time sending me a message telling me that you do not like a particular pattern (you don't have to!) or you think that cables will hurt someone's head and I should know better than to use them.  I will not respond.   I will continue to respond to everyone looking for hats, patterns or help in any way that I can give it. Hugs! xoxoxo"

So many of you are so kind and so supportive that I hate to even post that, but unfortunately, some people seem to find it necessary to just be mean.  We'll just focus on the positive here, thank you!  :)


This hat was knit using Hometown USA, but any bulky yarn will work.  Or double up some worsted weight if you would rather.  It's a super simple pattern - just a 2 row repeat that is easy to memorize and quick to knit.  I hope you enjoy it.

Schnapps and I went to visit my parents today and Schnapps is certain that the new couch in the sun room is just for him!


The pattern may also be found on Scribd.com as a PDF .

Karmic Kuddles



You will need 75 - 80 yards of bulky, or 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular knitting needles


Abbreviations:

s1pw:  slip 1 stitch purl wise - holding yarn in back, as if to knit

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

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

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *k1, s1pw, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over the k1 and the yo, k1*; repeat around

Row 2: knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece measures 
7.5 inches in length.  End on a Row 2.


Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k2, k2tog*; 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 enjoy.

The pattern is in multiples of 4, so adjust accordingly if you wish.

Feel free to use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one instead of 6-weight yarn.




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 there is a chemo center that is near and dear to your heart and you think they could use some hats, let me know and I will ship a box off to them.  This is what we do!!


Delaware Head Huggers  

Kozy Kovers for Kids






2 comments:

  1. No negative comments from me for sure! Your best friend is a handsome one(I love his coloring).
    This is a very kind thing you're doing(a warm hug and a pat on the back to you for being so considerate and generous towards others.
    I've yet to browse your other patterns but think this one(Karmic Kuddles)is a lovely one. I found your site through Ravelry.com while searching for a bulky yarn pattern to make for my sister who is battling cancer. I thought she'd like this one. Now, I need to find(or figure out for myself) how to make her finger warmers(just her fingers and toes get icy cold at times. I thought just finger warmers(not the whole glove) would make her smile).

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    1. Thank you! I think he's a cutie too! I have many patterns with bulky yarn.........I love to work with it. If your sister lives in the US, I would be happy to send her hats as a gift from Delaware Head Huggers. You can email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org and let me know her favorite colors and address and I will get them out to her right away.

      Finger warmers sound wonderful!!!!

      Hugs, hope and love to your sister, you and all those who care about you. Tell her to stay strong and be well!

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