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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Introducing Positive Waves!

It was National Hat Day yesterday and in honor of that Schnapps finished this pattern.  Unfortunately, I didn't get it posted until today, so Happy Belated National Hat Day Everyone!  Thank you Liz for the name for this one.  It's super fast and simple! 

Positive Waves in a solid color

If you haven't already joined us on Finn's Hat Project, please do!  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.  Take a look at the amazing video here.

The blog post, mandatory colors, yarn suggestions and pattern info can be found here:  

One of the Finn Hats!

Schnapps loves children and hats!  This is his kind of project!
Positive Waves was knit using super bulky yarn, but the pattern has instructions for other yarn weights too.  Schnapps thought that doing the pattern band in a contrasting color might look nice too, so we tried that as well.  Knit whichever one you like!

 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.

 The pattern is posted as a PDF on Scribd.com and you can always email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org with any questions or for a PDF of the pattern.

Positive Waves in 2 colors

Positive Waves


You will need:  Size US 13 circular needles and super bulky or 6-weight yarn or a combination of yarn and needles listed below.

 Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 4 inches in length

Work Band Pattern:  change color here if desired
***if working a contrasting band pattern, knit one row of stitches before beginning pattern***

Row 1: *k2tog, but leave on LH needle and knit the first stitch again, dropping both stitches together, k1*; repeat around
Row 2:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k1, k2tog, but leave on LH needle and knit the first stitch again, dropping both stitches together*; repeat around
Row 4:  knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 6 inches in length

Work Crown:  if using a contrasting color for the band, switch back to the main color here.
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 7.5  inches in length.

Decrease Crown:
Row 1: *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:  *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 needs some positive thoughts!
The pattern is worked over 3 stitches, but to keep the crown decrease the same, adjust in multiples of 6. 

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. 

If using a different weight, you might have to add more rows to the crown decrease.  Use dpns if you like.


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. Hi Robin,I need your help. I am knitting this hat. I have 48 stitches. Row 1 is easy to understand but I have two stitches left not 1 to end with k1. I appreciate your help. I am a fan of your patterns. Thank you and God bless! Lani

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  2. You repeat these three stitches across the entire row:

    *k2tog, but leave on LH needle and knit the first stitch again, dropping both stitches together, k1*

    That is 16 repeats if you start with 48 stitches.

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  3. Oh, thank you so much!!! For the life of me I just couldn't get it. It also doesn't help when its after my bedtime to start a new "project" ;p. LOL. God bless!

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