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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Introducing Hope Squared!

This is the latest hat by Schnapps.  As he was working on it, we noticed that it could be reversible.  Then we thought that it would look cute with the brim rolled also.  So, this extremely simple 2 row pattern that only uses knit and purl stitches makes one hat that can be worn four different ways!

Remember, the Finn Hat Project is an ongoing project that we do along with our regular chemo caps!  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.  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 277 Finn Hats from all over the country! Join us please!

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Hope Squared

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

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

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *k2, p1, k1*; repeat across
Row 2:  *k3, p1*; repeat across

Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until piece is 6.5 to 7 inches in length for a hat without a brim. Repeat until 7.5 to 8 inches in length for a longer cap or to wear with a brim.
Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *k2tog, p1, k1*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog, k1, p1*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2tog*; repeat to last stitch, k1
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 to someone who could use a little extra hope and some flexibility today!


The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 68 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 92 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 116 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!

All are welcome to join us in some way!  
If you know anyone who needs chemo caps, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will send some out to anywhere in the USA.


  1. What weight is the Hope Squared pattern yarn written for originally? chunky?

    1. Super bulky or 6-weight. The other yarn weight info is listed too.