Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Introducing Strength!

Schnapps decided that we had to work on a more unisex hat this time.......so many of our hats are for women.  Thank you Louisa for the name!  

Schnapps chose this lovely Charisma variegated yarn and worked it up first.  



Then he chose this Cozy Wool in this beautiful green and worked it up as well!


It's a super fast knit and an easy 2 row pattern, so you can knit this in no time at all, using any type or weight yarn.  Instructions are included for sport, worsted, chunky and super bulky yarn.  It works for both men and women and with solid or variegated yarn too.

Enjoy!!!

After finishing, Schnapps went out and played ball for awhile!

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  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. 


STRENGTH


Using super bulky, 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles or another combination listed below:


Abbreviations:
kfb:  knit into the front and back of the stitch
k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *kfb, p3*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k2tog, p3*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until piece is about 6 - 6.5 inches in length.

Work Stockinette:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until the piece is about 7 - 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
Row 7:  *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 enjoy!



The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  Work in increments of 8 stitches to keep the crown decrease the same. 

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

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 88 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.  Feel free to use dpns if you prefer!



All are welcome to join us in some way!  
If you know anyone who needs chemo caps, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will send some anywhere in the USA.

3 comments:

  1. are u using US size 13 needles and super bulky yarn for the instructions at the top of "strength"? i see the info for other yarn weights but the cast on instructions don't say what weight yarn or which needle size you are referring to.

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    1. Yes, if using super bulky yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48 stitches. Sorry!

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  2. I love your hats! Schnapps is so cute!

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