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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Introducing Popsicle!

 Schnapps knit this patriotic hat for the 4th of July.  He used Sugar n' Cream Stripes and one ball makes a hat!

Then he knit it again in a different colorway to show just how very different the same pattern can look when knit with a different yarn.  This too though is Sugar n' Cream Stripes, although I'm sure it would look nice in a solid color also.  I did notice that Schnapps cheated a bit and cut the yarn for the very top in order to have the color he wanted at the tip, but it would be fine to just use the yarn as is.

The red, white and blue one reminded me of the rocket shaped ice pops and the peach colored one brought to mind a creamsicle to me, so I got Schnapps' permission to name this one myself and I went with Popsicle.

It's hot and humid in Delaware these days and Schnapps isn't venturing out of the house much at all.  We've been busy working on MEGSTRONG items and tagging all the gorgeous hats and blankets that come in from all of you.

Some hair clips, eyeglass chains and an octopus for MEGSTRONG!

Even with this super hot weather, I'm making hats for the cold weather too.  I'm starting to stock up on heavy weight hats to have ready to ship out in September (which will be here before you know it!).  There are a LOT of sites depending on us to send hats to get their patients through the winter.  Remember, we collect ALL hats, ALL the time so that we are ready to help anyone who needs them.

Schnapps is a patriotic Schnauzer for certain!

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You will need worsted weight yarn and size 8 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

yo:  yarn over
sk2psso:  slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next 2 stitches, then pass the slipped stitch over both knit stitches
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 81 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Stockinette:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures about 2.5 inches in length. 

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *yo, sk2psso*; repeat around
Row 2 :  knit all stitches
Row 3 :  *sk2psso, yo*; repeat around
Row 4:  knit all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 5 inches in length.
Work Stockinette:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures about 6.5 inches in length

Decrease Crown: use dpns when needed
Row 1:  *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:  *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 it to someone who could use a sweet treat!

he pattern is worked over 3 stitches.  The crown decrease is worked over 9 stitches.

To  knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 45 stitches.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 63 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 63 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 9 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches. 

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