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Monday, October 28, 2013

Introducing Footprints!

Football Sunday was yesterday and Schnapps was busy.  He made this hat using Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.  Thank you Janie for the name!

He made a couple of plain knit hats this weekend too, using colorful and textured yarn, which he thinks is best used with a plain stitch pattern.  Don't forget to get your copy of "The Play Book" too if you want all the 2013 Football Patterns! 

This is a very busy time of year for Delaware Head Huggers!  Hats are shipping out every week.  So far, we have been able to get hats to everyone who has requested them.  Keep them coming in because the cold weather isn't even here yet.  And remember, if you or someone you know needs hats and live in the USA, let me know and I will gladly send hats.

Please also remember that the Finn Hat Project is still ongoing.  So far, we have collected 544 Finn Hats, but we would like to have so many more than that ready for pre-school children who are facing cancer treatment.  All information about this special, heart warming project can be found here.

Children wearing Finn Hats made by us!

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at too.  We love to hear from everyone!

Schnapps modeling one of his more colorful creations!

I stumbled across ladder yarn this weekend and had fun making a quick necklace too.  



You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpn's or some other combination of yarn and needles listed below.

sl2wyif:  hold yarn in front as if to purl and slip 2 stitches knit-wise.
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

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

Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 2.5 to 3 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *k2, sl2wyif*; repeat around
Rows 2 & 4:   knit all stitches
Row 3:  *sl2wyif, k2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *k1, 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 special who needs a warm hug!

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches, but use a multiple of 8 to keep the crown decrease the same.  

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 72 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 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 8 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 120 stitches. 


  1. Very nice texture, Schnapps. Good job!

  2. I just made Footprint tonite. THANK YOU so much for such a wonderful pattern. It worked up so fun and fast. I LOVE it. It's my first knit hat, though I have made about a hundred crochet hats. I used LB Thick & Quick in Pumpkin. You have turned me into a knitter! :)

  3. Making for my granddaughter in orange, her favorite color.