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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Introducing Ripples of Kindness!

Schnapps' latest hat is finished and ready to share.  Thank you Annie for the name!  This was knit using 2 strands of sport weight yarn held together as one, but the pattern has instructions for other yarn weights as well.  I used Louisa Harding's Kashmir Baby which is so soft and silky!  Knit it with whatever yarn you have in your stash at the moment!



We're keeping busy here tagging hats and blankets and collecting Finn Hats too.  It's not too late to join the Finn Hat Project!  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.  
Take a look at the amazing video here.
The blog post, mandatory colors, yarn suggestions and pattern info can be found here:   
  So far we have collected 250 Finn Hats from all over the country! 




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Ripples of Kindness

You will need 200 - 260 yards of sport weight yarn and size US 10.5 circular needles and dpns.  Or use some other combination of yarn and needles listed below.  

Abbreviations:
yo:  yarn over
k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one

Using 2 strands of sport weight yarn held together as one, cast on 72 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Rows 1 & 2:  knit all stitches
Row 3:* ( (k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times)*; repeat across
Row 4:  purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece is between 6.5 and 7 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  switch to dpns when needed

Row 1:    *k16, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2:    *k15, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:    *k14, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:    *k13, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:    *k12, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:    *k11, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:    *k10, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:    *k9, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9:    *k8, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 10:  *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 11:  *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row12:   *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 13:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 14:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 15:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 16:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row17:   *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 some kindness!
The pattern is worked over 18 stitches. 

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 54 stitches.  Begin the crown decrease at 5 inches.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 72 stitches.  Work pattern as written

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 108 stitches.  Begin the crown decrease at 7.5 inches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 72 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 18 stitches for individual sizes.  Begin crown decreases between 6.5 and 7 inches, depending on desired length of finished hat.

To knit this using one strand of sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 126 stitches. Begin crown decrease at 7.5 to 8 inches. 
 

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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