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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Introducing Chubby Checks!

This hat was designed and knit on Christmas Eve, once all the wrapping and cooking and baking was done.  It's now time for Schnapps and I to get back to making hats again and he whipped this one up in no time at all.  Thank you Robin for the name!

This will probably be the last hat pattern of 2013.  Although, if he comes up with anything else in the next few days, I'm sure he'll share the pattern. 

The patterns in the photo below are the patterns found in The Play Book, an e-book of patterns that are not published elsewhere.  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.   100% of the cost of all my patterns is put right back into supplies and shipping for DEHH.
The Play Book Patterns!
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Chubby Checks
You will need super-bulky, 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or some other combination of needles and yarn listed below.

p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together as one
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

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

Work Pattern:
Rows 1, 2, 5 & 6:  *p2, k2*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:  knit all stitches
Rows 7 & 8:  purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about  7.5  to 8 inches in length, ending with a row 5. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *p2tog, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *p1, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *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 give it to someone special who needs some extra love.

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 76 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

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


1 comment:

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing the lovely pattern! Gonna knit it tonight when the kids are at b-ball practice!