Schnapps

Schnapps
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Introducing You're KNOT Alone!

Schnapps finished this hat and even though it's not using the knot stitch, we really liked the name.  Thank you Laurel for the name suggestion!

Our Finn Hat project is ongoing also and I'm so excited to tell you that Finn Hats have already made it here from Florida, Rhode Island and Virginia!  Can't wait to see how many states end up participating in this wonderful project.  Is YOUR state represented???    

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.

For more information about this fantastic project, check out the blog post or visit our website

Join us as we make Finn Hats to help little ones understand their cancer treatment!



This latest hat is a incredibly versatile pattern.  You can make the brim ribbed or rolled.  You can do the clusters from the brim all the way to the top or leave the band of stockinette stitch.  Play with it, have fun and enjoy! 

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.
Schnapps knows that NO one should be alone when battling cancer!
 
 
You're KNOT Alone
 
You will need worsted weight yarn, size 9 needles and a cable needle or some combination of yarn and needles listed below.  I used Vanna's Choice, which is a bit thicker than some worsted weight yarns.  If using a thinner worsted weight yarn, you could cast on 80 stitches on size 8 needles.

Abbreviations:
MC:  Make Cluster: slip 3 stitches to cable needle, wrap yarn counterclockwise 6 times, then knit stitches off cable needle
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 72 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1: *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 2 inches in length

Work stockinette for another inch until piece measures 3 inches in length.  For a rolled brim, skip the ribbing and just work stockinette for 3 full inches.

Work Pattern:
Row 1, 2, 4, & 6:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k5, MC*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k1, MC, k4*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 3 - 6 until the piece measures 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:
Row 1: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. 

The pattern is worked over 2 stitches, but adjusting in multiples of 8 will keep the crown decrease the same. 

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48 stitches. 

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

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 8 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 desired.


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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2 comments:

  1. Wrap yarn 6 times around what, please? Around the 3 on the cable needle? Sorry, I'm just not sure.
    Love ALL your hat patterns. Thanks so much!

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    1. Yes, wrap the yarn 6 times around the stitches on the cable needle before you knit them off..... :)

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