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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Introducing Bubbles of Love!


This has been a busy week, but Schnapps and I managed to get a second hat finished........ thank you Joyce for the name!  

If you haven't already, join our Facebook page to get new patterns as soon as they are finished and to see how we are trying to help the hurricane victims. 

For the entire month of November, I will be donating 100% of ALL pattern sales to hurricane relief.  So far, I've donated $200 worth of needed items to hurricane relief efforts.  Our car was packed and we dropped items off at a local firehouse.  They were transporting the things to NYC on Saturday.  I'll be in touch to see what else is needed and will continue to support relief efforts.  I have friends who still do not have power in NY and things are really grim.  Please, help in any way that you can. 

This was some of the latest supplies we were able to send to NY!
Schnapps donated too!  He's worried about all those displaced pets!
 I knit this hat using Wool Ease Thick & Quick, but any super bulky yarn would work well.  I happened to have a skein left over from an afghan project and decided to put it to good use.  I've included directions for changing yarn weights also.

The pattern can be found as a PDF on Scribd.com .   
 


Bubbles of Love
You will need between 55 - 70 yards of super bulky or 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular knitting needles.

Abbreviations:
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 Brim: 

Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 3 inches in length

Work Pattern:

Row 1: knit into front and back of each stitch (this will double your number of stitches)
Row 2:  *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  knit into front and back of each stitch
Row 4:  *p2tog, k2tog*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures 7 to 7.5 inches in length or longer if you want a slouchy hat.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  knit all stitches
Row 4:  *k2tog, p2tog*; 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 share the love!
The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 92 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 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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