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Monday, September 10, 2012

Introducing Wiggle Warm: A Hat for One and All!

This is the latest hat design for Delaware Head Huggers!  Thank you Elissa for the name!  It's another Football Game type hat that can be knit in no time and will suit anyone, depending on the color yarn you choose to use.  I used Lion Brand Hometown USA for this, but if you don't have bulky yarn around, just hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn (different colors if you like) together and that will work fine. 

Remember all my patterns are listed on Ravelry, my e-books are all for sale on Ravelry as well as on Craftsy and 100% of the proceeds goes into shipping and supplies for Delaware Head Huggers.


Schnapps, of course, hopes you like it!


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

*  the repeat in this pattern is Rows 1 - 4   *** Sorry for any inconvenience!


WIGGLE WARM!



You Need:  Bulky or 6-weight yarn (about 75-80 yards) and size US 13 circular needles
Abbreviations:

C2F:   place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of work.  Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.

C2B:   place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in back of work.  Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

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

Work Pattern:

Rows 1 & 3: *k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 2: *C2F, p1*; repeat around
Row 4:  *C2B, p1*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures 
between 7 and 7.5 inches in length.  Approximately 6 or 7 times depending on how tightly you knit.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k2tog, p1*; repeat  around
Row 2:  *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 3, so adjust accordingly.  The hat is stretchy and should fit most adults.  If you don’t have any bulky weight yarn, use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one.




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!!


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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Will use this for chemo hats. Plan to use it first with smaller yarn and needles for the Purple Hat program.

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  2. Thank you for all you do for those who need hats. The pattern is adorable too!

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  3. your hats are so nice, can't wait to start one during the next football game. Do you design your own hats? I have tried twice to make a hat for my grandaughter with a hole in the back for her pony tail to come out. Both times they was not big enough. Made the pattern as stated then tried with two strands of yarn and larger needles. Any suggestions?

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    1. Thank you and yes, I design all these hats myself. I'd suggest casting on extra stitches for a hat that would fit your grand daughter......that should work.......:)

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