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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Introducing Hope Bubbles Up!

Here is the latest hat to come off Schnapps' needles.  Hope Bubbles Up!  Thank you Penny for the name.  Another super-fast and super simple pattern, it flies off your needles using super bulky yarn.  There are instructions for varying the yarn weight as well, so this can be a great stash buster.

Happy First Night of Hanukkah!!! 

I'm in full holiday rush mode and I'm sure many of you are as well. Trying to finish all the holiday gifts while still getting at least 2 hats done each week for Delaware Head Huggers.  I can't believe that this year is almost over already.

Are you ready for the holidays?  Santa Paws is going to bring me something, I just know it!

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook  page and keep up with the latest DEHH information! You'll see patterns as soon as they are finished and get to help choose the names.  Not to mention, there are lots of photos of Schnapps on there too!

Taking a nap while wearing his latest creation!

 This pattern can also be found as a PDF on  If you have any difficulties printing it, feel free to email me at and I will send you a copy.
Hope Bubbles Up!
You will need:  50 - 65 yards of super bulky or 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular knitting needles.

yo:  yarn over
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together

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

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *yo, p2, slip the yo over the 2 purled stitches, k1*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until the piece measures between 7 and 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k2tog, p1, *; repeat around
Row 2: *p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *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 this hat to someone who could use a warm hug!

The pattern is worked over 3 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 66 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 96 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 6 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 120 stitches. 

If using a different weight, you might have to add more rows to the crown decrease.  Just repeat Rows 2 & 3 of the decrease as desired.

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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  1. Do you have a pattern for this using straight needles?

    1. No, sorry. But, I have a blog post about adapting patterns here: