Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Introducing Entwined With Hope!

Schnapps was quick to knit the second hat for the week!  We LOVE super bulky yarn and the super fast way it works up.  This latest hat was knit using one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Hometown USA, but you can use any weight yarn for this pattern.  

This is a super simple pattern that has great texture.  It will look very different, but just as nice, knit in worsted  or sport weight yarn. The pattern is easily adjusted for various sizes as well.

Our hat Karmic Kuddles, also knit with Hometown USA is now on the Lion Brand website too!  You can find it here


He tried to finish it last night, but sleep won out! 

 He was up bright and early this morning and got straight to work.




  Once it was finished, Schnapps kept one paw on it while taking another nap!
 
 
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Entwined with Hope
   
 You need:  55 - 60 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 16 inch circular needles

Abbreviations:

sl1wyif:  slip one stitch knit wise, while holding yarn in front of work, as if to purl

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together

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

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *sl1wyif, k1, sl1wyif, p3*; repeat around

Row 2:  *k3, p3*; repeat around

Row 3:  *k1, sl1wyif, k1, p3*; repeat around

Row 4:  *k3, p3; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 six more times for a total of 28 rows.


Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k1, k2tog, p1, p2tog*; repeat around

Row 2: *k2tog, p2tog*; 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 give this hat to someone who could use a warm hug!

The pattern is worked over 6 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 66 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 96 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 6 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 120 stitches.



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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the hat pattern, I have some bulky yarn I can use up for it. I love the little dog, I was a vet tech before I had to quit, because my weakness and MS cognitive problems got to bad for me to work. they are the smartest little things and so sweet! thanks Lizzy

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