Schnapps

Schnapps
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Introducing Comfort Weave - a Unisex Hat!

Schnapps has been busy!  He's not a fan of this hot weather, so he's been hiding inside with yarn and needles.  He came up with this unisex hat and Janet came up with the name!  Thank you!

Schnapps and I also donated $60 to the West, Texas Disaster Relief Fund which was more than 100% of our pattern sales in May.  We are trying to help those who need it!

Knit using worsted weight yarn

Knit using chunky weight yarn

Right now Schnapps and I are busy working on a pattern or two that will be for sale only.  Meagan, a beautiful 30 year old friend of mine, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer.  I have known Meagan since she was an infant......I used to babysit her when we lived directly behind each other in South Ozone Park, NY.  She has a wonderful support group of family and friends who are arranging fundraisers to help her pay for her treatment.  Schnapps and I are also collecting handmade knit or crochet toys, stuffed animals, finger puppets, small household items and such to be sold at at least one of the events.  Our MEGSTONG hat will be up for sale and 100% of the price, as well as 100% of ALL pattern sales for the month of June, 2013 will be going to help fund Meagan's treatment.  I hope many of you will like the pattern and Schnapps is hoping to have at least one more ready this week.  Here is a picture of our first MEGSTRONG hat.  Green is Meagan's favorite color and also the kidney cancer support ribbon color, so the models will be knit in green, but this would look nice in any color at all.

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. 


Comfort Weave
You will need 4 weight yarn and size US 9 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

Abbreviations:

knit stockinette: knit all stitches in every row

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

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

Knit Stockinette until about 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern: 
Rows 1, 7, 12 & 18:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  *p4, k4*; repeat around
Row 3:  p3, *k4, p4*; repeat from * to *, end p1
Row 4:  p2, *k4, p4*; repeat from * to *, end p2
Row 5:  p1, *k4, p4*;  repeat from * to *, end p3
Row 6:  *k4, p4*; repeat around
Rows 8, 9, 10 & 11:  *p4, k4*; repeat around
Row 13:  *k4, p4*; repeat around
Row 14:  p1, *k4, p4*; repeat from * to *, end p3
Row 15:  p2, *k4, p4*; repeat from * to *, end p2
Row 16:  p3, *k4, p4*; repeat from * to *, end p1
Row 17:  *p4, k4*; repeat around
Rows 19, 20, 21 & 22:  *k4, p4*; repeat around

Knit Stockinette until about 7 inches in length.

Decrease Crown: use dpns when needed
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 8 stitches. 

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

To knit this using 5-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 112 stitches. 

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.


4 comments:

  1. Have just found your site.
    many thanks for your patterns (most of which are a little complicated for my scrambled grey cells!!) but most importantly, thank you for your outlook on life and a reminder that we should try harder to be caring and less selfish.
    "God Bless us, everyone"

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    1. I'm glad you found us! And most of my patterns are really very simple......they look more complicated than they are. :)

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  2. Wonderful hat patterns. Thank you.

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  3. Great patterns! Thank you for making them available. I love to make for our local homeless and cancer patients.

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