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Friday, September 21, 2012

Introducing the Circles of Hope Hat

This hat came about because Schnapps and I had small amounts of bulky yarn left over from our past several hat patterns.......not enough for a new hat, but too much to just discard.  So, Circles of Hope was created.  

In other exciting news this week, I managed to figure out how to add a link to my Craftsy store to my blog!  Sorry I'm behind the times, but now it's up and working!

This hat could certainly be knit in just one color.  It would be much more sedate, but still nice and toasty.  These colors are probably for a woman, but in different colors this pattern would work well for a man.  There is nothing feminine about the stitch, so make one for anyone you think might want one!

I used the left over Lion Brand Hometown USA, but any 6-weight yarn would work.  Or double up some worsted weight yarn and try that.  Vary the width of the stripes if you like and the hat will look like a whole different pattern.  Have fun with it.  It's a very easy hat...........definitely suitable for being worked on during football!

Schnapps hopes you like it!  He worked hard on it once again.


  The pattern may also be found on as a PDF and, as always, you can email me at and I will email you a copy.

Circles of Hope


You need:  6-weight yarn, about 80 yards total and size US 13 circular knitting needles


k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 45 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Rows 1  *k1, without slipping stitch off left hand needle, purl that stitch and the next stitch together, then slip both off the left hand needle, k1*; repeat around
Row 2: knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 2, ending with a Row 1 until the piece measures between 7 and 7.5 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:
Row 1:  *k1, 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.

Switch colors as you like, always beginning a new color on a Row 2.  I did 4 repeats of the first color and then 3 repeats of each other color.   This hat will look completely different, but just as nice, knit in just one color!

The pattern is in multiples of 3, so adjust accordingly.  The hat is stretchy and should fit most adults.  If you don’t have any bulky weight yarn, use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one.

Remember, all are welcome to join us in some way - we love to see new people and are grateful when more people hear about us.  So, spread the word!  And, as always, if you or anyone you know is in need of chemo caps, please feel free to contact me directly at and I will be happy to ship some out.  If there is a chemo center that is near and dear to your heart and you think they could use some hats, let me know and I will ship a box off to them.  This is what we do!!

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