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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Introducing Jurisprudence!

Well, I have jury duty for 2 weeks.  I had to report on Monday and thankfully, Delaware allows plastic knitting needles in the courthouse.  I really don't want to think of how upset I would have been if they confiscated my Denise Interchangeables!  :)  

I went prepared with 2 knitting projects, a novel, word search book and a magazine!  I found myself sitting between a lovely woman and an equally nice man who timed me while I knit to be sure I wasn't kidding about making a hat in less than 2 hours!  This new pattern was worked and designed in the courthouse and so the name Jurisprudence was chosen.  Thank you Marcia!! Schnapps has chosen the stitch pattern, yarn and basic plan for me before I left of course. 


If you haven't already joined us on Finn's Hat Project, please do!  We are collecting hats for which is part of the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.  They have produced a video that helps pre-school age children understand what to expect from their cancer treatment.  We are hoping to have a few hundred hats in varying sizes for a launch party at the end of February.  Take a look at the amazing video here.
The blog post, mandatory colors, yarn suggestions and pattern info can be found here:   
  So far we have collected 143 Finn Hats from all over the country.  More came in today!  Join us in this wonderful project!  

A box of 86 Finn Hats getting packed and ready to go!

An amazing 57 Finn Hats came in just yesterday!

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at too.

 The pattern is posted as a PDF on
You will need size US 13 circular needles and super bulky yarn or some combination listed below.

k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one
p2tog:  holding working yarn as if to purl, purl 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 50 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until your piece is about 3.5 to 4 inches in length

Work Pattern:
Row 1: *k2tog, leave on LH needle and working the same 2 stitches, p2tog*; repeat around
Rows 2 & 4:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  k1,*k2tog, leave on LH needle, p2tog,*; repeat around to last stitch, k1
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is 6 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Crown:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 7 to 7.5 inches in length
Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *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 as a hug to someone!
The pattern is worked over 2 stitches.  To maintain the crown decreases adapt in multiples of 10

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 100 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 10 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.  Feel free to use dpns if you prefer!

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. Hi,

    You do such great work and I love the finn hats. I have yarn and will try to make a few for you.

    Tried to purchase the hat patterns from craftsy but no go. Maybe I am doing something wrong. You can email me at with how to get them. Love the jusisprudence one. Have a lot of yarn and will try to make it. FOr my granddaughters. Lots o luck and love to you.

  2. Thank you for the Jurisprudence hat pattern. I just made this hat and I love it. It's easy to make and beautiful too!


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  3. By chance I happened upon your site from a Pinterest link. I want to thank you for all you do, AND it reminded me that I had recently seen an online posting about blankets for children (0-18 yrs) who have been abandoned, traumatized, abused, or just those babes in general turmoil. It got me hunting, and I did find the reference in my search history. Your site provided me with the initiative to hunt down the origin -- what a great way to use OOPS! yarn or stash leftovers. This is call Project Linus, and we have two chapters in my county and a neighboring one. I hope you continue to grow to serve the DE need.

  4. Very cute hat! I've got just the yarn for it too.... however, I'm confused on Work Pattern, row 1. Is it the same a knit front & back, only using 2 stitches?

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  6. I'm been knitting for a few years now but how do you do a k2 tog LEAVE ON LH and Then P2 Tog ?? That part REALLY CONFUSING ?? Do you have a video of this technique?? I've never heard of that !! Really nice looking hat though !!

    1. This is actually used in many stitches. You k2tog and then p2tog using the same stitches. I don't have a video, but I'm sure there are some online.

    2. Love your this beautiful and easy pattern. Started knitting one for myself and for friends. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I just came across this pattern and like quite like the look. I was wondering through, as I was reading through it, the Work Pattern section.... K2tog and then p2together around.... if I have 50 sts and do this, it leaves me with 25... and then if I do again on 3rd round, i'm left with 13. each time halving my stitches. how will I have enough stitches to complete instructions. I'm confused :) Please help!!

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  10. The instructions are:*k2tog, leave on LH needle and working the same 2 stitches, p2tog*

    You work the same 2 stitches twice.....which creates 2 stitches. You are not decreasing stitches at all.

  11. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly :) yes... with needles in hand and trying it, I see what that it does make the 2nd stitch. Thanks for the great pattern, will make a great gift :)