Schnapps

Schnapps
My Very Best Friend!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Introducing Wiggle Warm: A Hat for One and All!

This is the latest hat design for Delaware Head Huggers!  Thank you Elissa for the name!  It's another Football Game type hat that can be knit in no time and will suit anyone, depending on the color yarn you choose to use.  I used Lion Brand Hometown USA for this, but if you don't have bulky yarn around, just hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn (different colors if you like) together and that will work fine. 




Schnapps, of course, hopes you like it!



Learn more about Delaware Head Huggers by visiting www.delawareheadhuggers.org

 Follow us on Pinterest or to find our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  

We also have patterns available as paperbacks or a Kindle e-books from Amazon.  They can be purchased here

Remember to join us on our Facebook page - you can see all the beautiful hats that are donated and shipped out.   Follow along on Twitter and Instagram too!  

Our Etsy store is back up also, with a limited number of items and our digital books.

Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too and see all the gorgeous handmade blankets that are going to help children in crisis throughout our area.  

We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  
You can always reach me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!
WIGGLE WARM!



You Need:  Bulky or 6-weight yarn (about 75-80 yards) and size US 13 circular needles
Abbreviations:

C2F:   place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of work.  Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.

C2B:   place 1 stitch on a cable needle and hold in back of work.  Knit next stitch, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Rows 1 & 3: *k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 2: *C2F, p1*; repeat around
Row 4:  *C2B, p1*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures 
between 7 and 7.5 inches in length.  Approximately 6 or 7 times depending on how tightly you knit.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k2tog, p1*; repeat  around
Row 2:  *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 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.


The pattern is worked over 3 stitches.  

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 66 stitches.  


To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 93 stitches.  


To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 3 stitches for individual sizes.


To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 126 stitches.  


If using thinner yarn, you might want to add a few more rows to the crown decrease.  You can repeat Row 2 as many times as you think is best.


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 robin@delawareheadhuggers.org 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!!


Delaware Head Huggers  

Kozy Kovers for Kids

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Will use this for chemo hats. Plan to use it first with smaller yarn and needles for the Purple Hat program.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for all you do for those who need hats. The pattern is adorable too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. your hats are so nice, can't wait to start one during the next football game. Do you design your own hats? I have tried twice to make a hat for my grandaughter with a hole in the back for her pony tail to come out. Both times they was not big enough. Made the pattern as stated then tried with two strands of yarn and larger needles. Any suggestions?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and yes, I design all these hats myself. I'd suggest casting on extra stitches for a hat that would fit your grand daughter......that should work.......:)

      Delete
  4. Thank you for sharing! This is so adorable!

    ReplyDelete