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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Introducing Gift of Hope!

This is Schnapps' latest creation!  Knit with beautiful yarn that was a gift from Needha in Texas!  Which is why the hat is named Gift of Hope!  This yarn is Michael's Dewdrops and it's lovely to work with.  I have never seen it before, but it's beautiful.  Very soft and the sequins add a little bling, but don't overpower - and they are soft as well.  It's a 6-weight, super bulky yarn, but it has a lighter, almost airy feel to it.  Of course, any super bulky yarn would work and I have included instructions for different yarn weights as well.  This pattern is similar to Braided Hope, but it does have another curve to the pattern, adding a bit more texture.

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Gift of Hope

You will need 60 - 72 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 circular needles or some combination listed below.


Cross2B:  knit into the back of the second stitch, then knit the first stitch and slip both off the needle at the same time.

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

Work Pattern:

Rows 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 8:  *k2, p2*; repeat across

Row 3:  *Cross2B, p2*; repeat across

Row 7:  *k2tog, but don’t slip off the needle, then knit the first stitch, slipping both off the needle at the same time, p2*; repeat across

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 7 - 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:
Row 1: *k2tog, p2*; repeat around

Row 2: *k1, 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 enjoy!

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 88 stitches.  

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 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.


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