Schnapps

Schnapps
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Introducing Soft Swirl!

First tropical storm of the year came through Delaware yesterday and Schnapps stayed inside and knit this hat.  It's a light, airy knit, even though the model was knit using 6-weight yarn.  Thank you Betty for the name and Tracey for having supplied the yarn!


This week Schnapps has also been working on some items for the MEGSTRONG fundraiser in August.  He came up with these two things so far:



 Please remember to buy your copy of the MEGSTRONG Trilogy if you can.  Three new hat patterns for only $5.00.  There is more information about MEGSTRONG here and you can purchase the e-book using the link to the right.  The book and the individual patterns are also for sale in my Craftsy and Ravelry stores accessed by clicking on the store name or by using the links to the right

MEGSTRONG hat patterns


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. 


Soft Swirl

  
You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles or another combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
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.

Foundation Rows:  knit all stitches for 3 rows

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *k2tog but don’t drop stitches off yet, knit into the back of the 1st stitch, then drop both stitches, k2*; repeat across
Rows 2 & 4:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k2, k2tog but don’t drop stitches off yet, knit into the back of the 1st stitch, then drop both stitches; repeat across

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 7 - 7.5 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k2tog, k2*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 3: *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.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 68 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 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 116 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.
 



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