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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Introducing Kickoff and The Play Book!

Football Season is well under way and Schnapps has been spending time designing patterns that are simple and quick and can be knit in less time than it takes to watch a game.  So far, he's got 12 new patterns this season.  In the Huddle is in the post prior to this one.  Kickoff is posted here free.

The rest of the football hats are in the new e-book "The Play Book".  This e-book features 10 never before published patterns and sells for just $5.  This is our big fundraiser for the year to help cover the shipping and supply costs for Delaware Head Huggers.  

Every pattern in this book contains information for all yarn weights as well as how to adjust the size.  If you can, please purchase this book, help us continue to ship hats all over the country and use the patterns to make a difference locally as well.  

The e-book can be purchased by using the link to the right on this page or by going to my Ravelry store or my Craftsy store.  Those links are also to the right of this page.  The photos below show the patterns included.

Grid Iron


End Zone

Fair Catch
Line of Scrimmage

Extra Point

Spiral Pass

In the Huddle

Play Action

Onside Kick
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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.

s1pw:  slip one stitch purlwise (yarn at back)
yo:  yarn over
psso:  pass slipped stitch over knit stitch and yo
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together as one

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

Work Brim:
Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length

Work Pattern:
Rows 1 & 7:  purl all stitches
Rows 2, 4 & 6:  *p6, k2*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 5:  *p6, s1pw, k1, yo, psso*; repeat around
Rows 8, 10 & 12:  *p2, k2, p4*; repeat around
Rows 9 & 11:  *p2, s1pw, k1, yo, psso, p4*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 12 until the piece is about 6.5 to 7  inches in length.  End on Row 6 or Row 12.

Decrease Crown:  switch to dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *p6, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *p5, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *p4, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: p3, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *p2, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *p1, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:  *p2tog*; 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 8 stitches.

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.  

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