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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Introducing Hearts All Around!

The ever practical Schnapps insisted that we use up some partial skeins that we had around the house, so he sat down with me and we made this up as we went along.  Thank you Kimberly for the name!  The photo might not show it, but there are a ring of hearts around the red stripe of this hat.

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Schnapps thanks everyone for understanding too! 

I used remnants of skeins of Michael's Charisma yarn for this hat, but you could use any 5-weight yarn.  You would knit it all in one color or just use two colors.  Have fun with it and enjoy!  I have also included instructions for different yarn weights as well.

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Hearts All Around
You will need 5 weight yarn and size 10.5 circular needles and dpns or some other combination of yarn and needles listed below.
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 60 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Using Color A
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 2 inches in length

Using Color B
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Row 3:  knit all stitches

Using Color C
Row 1:  *k2, p1, k7*; repeat across
Row 2:  *k1, p3, k6*; repeat across
Row 3:  *p5, k5*; repeat across
Row 4:  *p2, k1, p2, k5*; repeat across

Using Color B
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Row 3:  knit all stitches

Using Color A
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 6 to 6.5 inches in length

Decrease Crown:   switch to dpns when needed

Row 1: *k8, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2: *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9:  *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 share!
The pattern is worked over 10 stitches.  

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 50 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 90 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!
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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