It's mid-February and the weather is crazy throughout most of the country! I hope you are all staying safe and warm and dry.
Covid is still running rampant and making life very difficult for so many. Many hospitals aren't accepting chemo caps at this time. As much as we all want to help, donating hats to places that aren't accepting them will only end up with hats being discarded. Please check with any sites before you send or drop off items. DEHH is again accepting some hats, but there are still NO library drop off sites open. All hats at this time must be machine washable and need to be washed before being mailed to me.
More info about that can be found on www.delawareheadhuggers.org
RC: knit second stitch, but don’t drop off needles, then knit first stitch and drop both together
k1b: knit 1 stitch below
p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 49 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Row 1: *RC, p2, k1, p2*; repeat around
Row 2: * k2, p2, k1b, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.
Decrease Crown: use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *RC, p2tog, k1, p2*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2, p1, k1b, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2tog, p1, k1, p1*; repeat around
Row 4: *k2tog*; repeat around
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 share.
If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 63.
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 84.
If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 105 stitches.
The pattern is worked over 7 stitches.