Schnapps

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Introducing Latte of Love!

Schnapps' latest is ready - just in time for Halloween!  Thank you Lynn for the name.  I usually try to stay away from any name that specifies the color, but this just fit so well.  Of course, the hat would be lovely in any color you choose to use!  This was knit using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, which is a super bulky yarn, but the instructions for all yarn weights are included.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased The Play Book or any of my patterns.  Hats are continuing to ship to wherever they are needed most.  



I can't believe that tomorrow is November 1st already.  This year is flying by.  Christmas gifts need to be made and yet, every time Schnapps gets some yarn, he's making a hat.  There is a huge need this time of year especially for chemo caps of all sorts.  Please be sure to make a few to drop off at your local center or to send to me even as you craft your holiday gifts or make that special something for yourself.  It means the world to so many.

Happy Halloween from Schnapps and me!

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!
Latte of Love

You will need 6 weight yarn and size US 13 circulars and dpn's or some other combination of yarn and needles listed below.

Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one
twist:  knit 1 through the back loop of the stitch below, then knit the stitch above  (2 stitches made)

Cast on 49 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Rows 1 & 3:   knit all stitches
Row 2:  *k2tog, k2, twist, k2*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k2, twist, k2, k2tog
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:  *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 give it to someone special who needs hugs, hope and a little or a lot of love!

The pattern is worked over 7 stitches.  

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 70 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 84 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 63 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 7 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 119 stitches. 

 

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    1. copy and paste it and then it's very easy to print!

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  2. What am I doing wrong? I keep getting one stitch left over after round two?

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