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:
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 .
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!!
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