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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Introducing Inspiration!

Inspiration!  Imagine my delight when this weekend I received a gift in the mail - from an anonymous sender!  A skein of one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Hometown USA with the following note:

"Couldn't resist saying Thankx again for all you do.  Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you can find   inspiration for your next hat!  Name it "Inspiration"....

I managed to figure out that the gift was from the wonderful Barb!  She is also the sender of the model head that is so helpful when photographing the hats.  She made my whole weekend and Schnapps and I made this hat!  Barb approved and we hope you will too!  

The pattern includes instructions for sport, worsted, chunky and super bulky yarn.

  This pattern is free to all, but, I ask that you keep Barb in your thoughts and prayers.  She suffered a heart attack this morning and will be having bypass surgery tomorrow morning.  She's a very special lady and we at Delaware Head Huggers can't wait until she is back with us every day.  Send some extra love and hugs her way please!  
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The pattern can be found as a PDF on or you can always email me at and I will send you a copy.   
Schnapps is sending Barb LOTS of tail wags, hugs, kisses and love!



You will need:  50 - 65 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 circular needles
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 46 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:  *p1, k1*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece is 7 to 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog*; repeat to last stitch, k1

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 this hat to someone who could use a warm hug!
The pattern is worked over 2 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 98 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 62 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 2 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, always just knitting the last stitch if there is an odd number of stitches.
Very special thanks to Barb Hamblen for the yarn that was the inspiration for both the pattern and the name of  this hat!


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