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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Introducing In the Huddle!

Schnapps is hard at work at our new "Football Hats" e-book, but he wanted to share a pattern with all of you today.  He knit this last night during the first half of Monday Night Football.  It was all finished before half-time even started.  You could easily make the pattern larger for a different look to the hat.  This model with knit using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, but instructions are included for all yarn weights too.

In the Huddle!
So far, Schnapps has 6 football hats ready to go in the new book.  We've shown you 3 already and these are the latest 3:



The new book should be out soon!  Details will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter.
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.  We love to hear from everyone!
In The Huddle

You need:  6-weight, super-bulky yarn and size US 13 circulars and dpns or some combination of yarn and needles listed below.

Abbreviations:

T2B: slip next stitch to a cable needle and hold to the back.  Knit the next stitch, then purl the stitch from the cable needle.

T2F: slip next stitch to a cable needle and hold to the front.  Purl the next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.

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:  *T2B, T2F*; repeat around
Row 2:   knit all stitches
Row 3:  *T2F, T2B*; repeat around
Row 4:   knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 2 inches in length or longer if you want a larger patterned brim.

Work Stockinette:

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until the piece is about 6.5 to 7  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. 


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