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Monday, September 23, 2013

Introducing Oceans of Hope!

Hi Everyone!  It's been a while since a new pattern was put up.  I apologize.  I have been a bit under the weather and Schnapps is such a good nurse that he makes it his priority to take care of me rather than knit.  He has managed to get a few plain hats done and he's started on a series for a new e-book of Football Hats.  So, he's been busy, even if we haven't been posting much.

This hat was knit using 5-weight Yarn Bee First Love yarn in Misty.  One skein is probably enough for 2 hats, although we haven't tried that yet.  But we do have lots left over!  Many people thought the pattern looked like waves or dolphins or the ocean, so Oceans of Hope is the name.

Our new fundraiser will be a new "Football Hats" e-book later in the football season.  So far, we're in Week 3 and Schnapps has 3 new patterns that work up super fast and are very simple, so they are perfect for working on during the game.  Here are some preliminary photos of those hats.

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Oceans of Hope

You will need 5-weight yarn and size 10.5 circular needles and dpns or some combination of needles and yarn listed below.

yo:  yarn over
skp:  slip one stitch, knit the next stitch and pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch and off the needle
k2tog:  holding working yarn as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together as one
sk2p:  slip one stitch, knit the next 2 stitches together and pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch and off the needle

Cast on 68 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Stockinette:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 1.5 inches in length

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *k1, yo, k3, skp, p5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k6, p5, k6*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k2, yo, k3, skp, p3, k2tog, k3, yo, k2*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k7, p3, k7*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k3, yo, k3, skp, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3*; repeat around
Row 6:  *k8, p1, k8*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k4*; repeat around
Row 8:  knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 7.5  inches in length

Decrease Crown:
Row 1: *k8, k2tog, k7*; 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 enjoy!

The pattern is worked over 17 stitches.

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 51 stitches.

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 85 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 68 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 17 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 119 stitches.  

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