Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Introducing Love Nubs!

Thank you Peggy for the name!  This is Schnapps' latest hat and I went with this name not only because of the look of the hat, but also because we were working on this when Meagan's fundraiser was going on and I was thinking about her and sending her love with every stitch. 



Schnapps and I ask all of you to keep Meagan and her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers each day.  Please send some hugs, hope and love to them all.  



We used Knit Picks Brava Bulky for this hat.  It's the first time I used this yarn and I love it.  Very soft and great to work with.  It is very reasonably priced, delivery is fast and it comes in great colors too.  This is Solstice Heather.

This pattern knits a fairly loose hat........it made a fairly large adult hat.  If you want to make a tighter fit, just decrease stitches in multiples of two.  


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Love Nubs

You will need 5-weight yarn and size 10.5 circular knitting needles or some combination of yarn and needles listed below.


Abbreviations:
kfb:  knit into the front and back of each stitch
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 64 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  kfb each stitch (this will double your number of stitches
Row 2:  *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around (this will decrease to your cast on number of stitches)

Repeat Rows 1 - 2  until piece is 7 to 7.5 inches in length

Decrease Crown:  switch to dpns when needed
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:   knit all stitches
Row 4: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around, end k1
Row 5:  *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 pass along some love with a hug from Schnapps!



The pattern is worked over 2 stitches.

To make a smaller adult hat using 5-weight yarn and size 10.5 needles, cast on 58 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 2 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 44 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 72 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 2 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches. 




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