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Monday, March 30, 2015

Introducing Frothy Hope!

Spring is here, even if it was in the 20's last night in Delaware!  That means it's time to break out some lighter weight yarn and come up with some new designs.  Schnapps came up with this frothy, foamy pattern last week and we wanted to share it.  

This was knit with Caron Simply Soft, but you could use any worsted or sport weight yarn.  Heavier yarns won't really work for this pattern, since it is a 20 row design.  It's an easy pattern to make though, don't let the number of rows intimidate you.
 


 As you can see, Schnapps has added to his super-hero t-shirt collection.  He has Superman and now he has Batman also, so when we go out, we're Batman & Robin.  :)

Please keep spreading the word about Delaware Head Huggers and  Kozy Kovers for Kids and let us know if you know anyone who needs chemo caps! 

I'm Batman!  Mom's Robin - together we are a great team!


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!



Frothy Hope

  
You will need 4- weight yarn and size 7 circular needles or some combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
yo:  yarn over
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one
k2togtbl:  knit 2 stitches together through the back loop
ssk:  slip, slip, knit
k3tog:  knit 3 stitches together as one

Cast on 80 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until piece is 1.5 inches long.

Work Bottom:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 3 inches long.

Work Pattern: Repeat from * to * for each row.

Row 1:  *k1, p4, yo, k1, yo, p4*
Row 2:  *yo, k3, yo, p4, k1, p4*
Row 3:   *k1, p4, yo, k5, yo, p4*
Row 4:   *yo, k7, yo, p4, k1, p4*
Row 5:    *k1, p4, yo, k9, yo, p4*
Row 6:  *k2tog, k7, k2togtbl, p4, k1, p4*
Row 7:  *k1, p4, ssk, k5, k2tog, p4*
Row 8:   *k2tog, k3, k2togtbl, p4, k1, p4*
Row 9:   *k1, p4, ssk, k1, k2tog, p4*
Row 10:  *k3tog, p4, k1, p4*
Row 11:  *yo, k1, yo, p4, k1, p4*
Row 12:  *k1, p4, yo, k3, yo, p4*
Row 13:   *yo, k5, yo, p4, k1, p4*
Row 14:   *k1, p4, yo, k7, yo, p4*
Row 15:   *yo, k9, yo, p4, k1, p4*
Row 16:   *k1, p4, k2tog, k7, k2togtbl, p4*
Row 17:  *ssk, k5, k2tog, p4, k1, p4*
Row 18:   *k1, p4, k2tog, k3, k2togtbl, p4*
Row 19:   *ssk, k1, k2tog, p4, k1, p4*
Row 20:   *k1, p4, k3tog, p4*

Top of Hat:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 6.5 to 7 inches.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k8, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k7 k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k4 k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:  *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!

 
 The pattern is worked over 10 stitches.   As written, the pattern makes an adult size hat.  Because of the 20 row repeat, this pattern won’t work for super bulky or chunky weight yarn.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 10 stitches for individual sizes.

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