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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Introducing Finn's Hat!

I'm excited to announce a new project for Delaware Head Huggers.  We are collecting hats for Kidshealth.org which is part of the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware.  They have produced a video that helps pre-school age children understand what to expect from their cancer treatment.  We are hoping to have a few hundred hats in varying sizes for a launch party at the end of February.  We WILL be collecting Finn Hats after that date.  This is an ongoing project!

The pattern can be found as a PDF on the Delaware Head Huggers website:  just click on the tab that says Finn's Hat Download and it will open a tab to download the pattern.   For those who don't want to download the PDF, the pattern is typed out on the website in the tab that says Finn's Hat Pattern.  There are instructions for knitting in the round, knitting flat, loom knitting and 2 crochet patterns!  EVERYONE can help!

I have also put the pattern page on Scribd.com.

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too.

An excerpt of the video can be found here

  We're asking everyone who can to knit a hat (or 2 or 3 or as many as possible!) that matches Finn's hat in the video.  These hats will be given to the children, their siblings, parents, friends, classmates and anyone who wants to show some support for someone undergoing cancer treatment.  Please consider making some for us.
 

We want these hats to look as similar to Finn’s as possible, so please keep to the same colors and use the attached patterns only.  We have included patterns for knitting in the round, flat knitting and loom knitting.  The pattern is simple enough for novice knitters. There is also a crochet pattern!

You can watch an excerpt of the video here:  http://youtu.be/gmPzgtSC6i0

All hats should be sent to Delaware Head Huggers.  A list of drop off sites throughout the state of Delaware can be found here:  http://www.delawareheadhuggers.org/page8.php

Hats can also be mailed directly to Delaware Head Huggers, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton, DE 19943.  Please include your name, address and email address so we can let you know that your hats arrived safely!

We are collecting hats of all sizes, since these will be given to siblings and adult family members and friends as well as to the young children starting treatment.

Please consider helping us make the difficult journey of cancer treatment a little less scary for these little ones.

Please feel free to send any questions to:  robin@delawareheadhuggers.org
Children are sick and scared?  That worries Schnapps!  He hopes you will help!
 

The hat is basically a denim blue color with 2 green stripes.  The greens are more of an aqua and sea foam than a Kelly green.  I’ve checked some brands and have some options here.   Any yarn in this color combination is acceptable, but please choose SOFT feeling yarn!

Possible Yarn Combinations


WORSTED WEIGHT YARNS
Caron Simply Soft Eco in DENIM WASH 0025 (Blue)
Caron Simply Soft Eco in SPRIG 0016/ Caron Simply Soft in Sage (Darker Green)
Caron Simply Soft Eco AQUA MIST 0015/ Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green (Lighter Green)


Red Heart Soft in Mid Blue (Blue)
Red Heart Soft in Deep Sea (Darker Green)
Red Heart Soft in Seafoam (Lighter Green)

Ella Rae Rimini in Denim Blue #11 (Blue)
Ella Rae Rimini in Mint Green #5 (Darker Green)
Ella Rae Rimini in Moss Green #8 (Lighter Green)

Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Denim (Blue)
Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Tranquil (Darker Green)
Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Cornflower (Lighter Green)

Bernat Super Value in Medium Navy (Blue)
Bernat Super Value in Mint (Darker Green)
Bernat Super Value in Soft Mint (Lighter Green)

Bernat Satin in Loyal Royal (Blue)
Bernat Satin in Foliage (Darker Green)
Bernat Satin in Soft Fern (Lighter Green)

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby in Little Boy Blue/ Vanna's Choice in Colonial Blue (Blue)
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby in Sweet Pea (Darker Green)
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby in Mint (Lighter Green)

Cascade Cherub Navy (Blue)
Cascade Cherub Jade (Darker Green)
Cascade Cherub Baby Mint (Lighter Green)

CHUNKY WEIGHT YARNS

Willow Yarns Burrow Chunky in Navy (Blue)
Willow Yarns Burrow Chunky in Greenery (Darker Green)  
Willow Yarns Burrow Chunky in Blue Spruce (Lighter Green)

Knit Picks Brava Chunky in Solstice Heather (Blue)
Knit Picks Brava Chunky in Tranquil (Darker Green)
Knit Picks Brava Chunky in Cornflower (Lighter Green)

Berroco Weekend Chunky in Starry Night (Blue)
Berroco Weekend Chunky in Sea Glass (Darker Green)
Berroco Weekend Chunky in Clothesline (Lighter Green)



Please contact robin@delawareheadhuggers.org with any questions.


Finn’s Hat Pattern:



Circular needles:  Using worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to fit toddler, (child, teen, adult)

Cast on, using blue yarn: 64 (72, 80, 96), place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Knit Brim using blue yarn:

Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1 inch in length

Switch to darker green yarn and knit first stripe:

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 2 inches in length

Switch to lighter green yarn and knit second stripe

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 3 inches in length

Switch back to blue yarn and knit top of hat

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 5 (6, 6.5, 7) inches in length

Crown Decrease:  switch to dpns when needed

Row 1:  *k6, k2tog* ; repeat around
Row 2 and ALL even rows:  knit all stitches
Row 3:   *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:   *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:   *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9:   *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 11: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 13:  *k2tog*; repeat around

Finish:

Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail and draw the tail through the remaining stitches.  Cinch tightly and weave in your ends.  Send this hat to a child who needs it!  J

To use chunky weight yarn, switch to size 10 circular needles and cast on:  48, (56, 64, 72)  Work pattern as written to crown decrease.  Leave out the even number rows for the crown decrease for chunky weight yarn.




To knit on straight needles

Using worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to fit toddler, (child, teen, adult)

Cast on, using blue yarn: 64 (72, 80, 96)

Knit Brim using blue yarn:

Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Row 2:  *p2, k2*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece is about 1 inch in length

Switch to darker green yarn and knit first stripe:

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece is about 2 inches in length

Switch to lighter green yarn and knit second stripe

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece is about 3 inches in length

Switch back to blue yarn and knit top of hat

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stiches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece is about 5 (6, 6.5, 7) inches in length

Crown Decrease: 

Row 1:  *k6, k2tog* ; repeat around
Row 2 and ALL even rows:  purl all stitches
Row 3:   *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:   *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:   *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9:   *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 11: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 13:  *k2tog*; repeat around

Finish:

Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail and draw the tail through the remaining stitches.  Sew the seam and weave in your ends.  Send this hat to a child who needs it!  J



Loom Knit Pattern

Use 2 strands of yarn held together as one.

E-wrap cast on with blue yarn

Work k2, p2 ribbing for about one inch

Switch to the darker green yarn and e-wrap knit for another inch

Switch to the lighter green and e-wrap knit for another inch

Switch back to the blue and finish the hat

End as usual.

 

Finn’s Hat - Crochet

Using worsted weight yarn and Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook to fit Child (Adult)
Top of Hat – begin with blue yarn
Ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
Cont with established pattern, inc 6 sts on every rnd to 48 (60) sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. [2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 (9) sc] 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 54 (66) sts.
Cont in same manner, inc 6 sts on every following alt rnd to 60 (72) sts. Place marker at end of rnd.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from marked rnd measures 1 () in.
Fasten off blue yarn and switch to light green yarn.
Next 4 rnds: With light green yarn, Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.  (1 inch).
Fasten off light green and switch to darker green yarn.
Next 4 rnds: With darker green yarn, Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.  (1 inch).
Fasten off.
Brim   - is made separately with blue yarn
Ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 4 sc at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.  Repeat this row for a total of 60 (72) rows.  
Stitch long end of Brim to last row of hat.   Stitch short ends of Brim together.


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Finn’s Hat

This version is crocheted from Brim to Crown.

Brim
Ch 5 with blue yarn. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 4 sc at the end of this row. Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.  Repeat this row for a total of 60 (72) rows. Brim measures approx 1 inch.
Join ends by lining up first and last row and sl st or sew ends together.
Fasten off.
Hat
Body and crown of hat are worked in the round.  Do not turn work.
Rnd 1: Attach dark green yarn at corner with sl st and Ch 1.  Working in ends of rows along one long side of Brim, evenly sc 60 (72) across edge. Join with sl st to first sc. At the end of this rnd, place marker and move marker up as work progresses. Do not turn work.
Rnd 2 & 3: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Join with sl st to first sc.  60 (72) sts.
Stripe should measure about 1 inch.  Total length of piece, 2 inches.
Fasten off dark green yarn.
Rnd 4: Attach light green yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each sc across.  Join with sl st to first sc. 60 (72) sts
Rnd 5 & 6: sc in each sc across. Join with sl st to first sc.   60 (72) sts
Stripe should measure about 1 inch.  Total length of piece, 3 inches.
Fasten off light green yarn.
Rnd 7: Attach blue yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Join with sl st to first sc. 60 (72)sts
Rnd 8: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Join with sl st to first sc. 60 (72) sts
Next Rnd: repeat Rnd 8 until piece measures 4 (5 ½) inches from edge of Brim.
Begin shaping crown:
Next Rnd: Ch 1. * Sc2tog, sc 8.*  Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  54 (66) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1.  Sc in each sc across.  Join with sl st to first sc.  54 (66) sts
The remaining rnds will each decrease by 6 sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 7.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  48 (60) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 6.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  42 (54) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 5.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  36 (48) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 4.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  30 (36) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 3.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  24 (30) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 2.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  18 (24) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog, sc 1.* Repeat 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc.  12 (18) sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1. Sc2tog across rnd. Join with sl st to first sc.  6 (12) sts.
For Larger hat, repeat final row for a remaining 6 sts.
Break yarn.  With needle fasten off stitches and cinch closed.  Secure end.

6 comments:

  1. Appreciate that you have given yarn suggestions and patterns that didn't reguire going to other sites.

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    1. We want to make it easy for everyone to participate!

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  2. Just found this page. I am a crocheter and I am excited to see a crochet pattern also. I will be getting started tonight.

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    1. Happy that you found us! Fabulous!!!!

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  3. If it weren't for Facebook, I wouldn't have known about this. I will make what I can by the date you need. I'm so happy to be a part of this. Karen

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! We will continue collecting after that date as well for other children. That date is so we have a couple of hundred for the official launch of the video. We're happy you are a part of this also!

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