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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Introducing Verdant Hope!

It has been chilly and snowy in Delaware this week and I am finally getting around to posting Schnapps latest hat........well, he has another new one finished already too, but I'm a bit behind.

So many people are in need of chemo caps, especially in this cold weather.  Please, if you use any of my patterns for any reason, take the time to make a hat (or several!) and donate them to your local cancer treatment center.  If you don't know where to send them, you can always send them to me and Schnapps and we will get them to those who need them most.  Let's all make a difference this year!

Schnapps is doing his part to help others by designing and sharing patterns!

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 and are where all my patterns can be found.   100% of the cost of all my patterns is put right back into supplies and shipping for DEHH and KKforK.
The Play Book Patterns!
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!
Verdant Hope
 You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below. 

yo: yarn over
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:  *k3, p3*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1: *k3, yo, p3*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k4, p3*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p3*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k2, k2tog, p3*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k1, yo, k2tog, p3*; repeat around
Row 6:  *k3, p3*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 6 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k1, k2tog, p1, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2tog, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *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 pass it along to someone who could use some hope and a hug!

 The pattern is worked over 6 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 66 stitches.

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 78 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 66 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 6 stitches for individual sizes.

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


  1. I'm just now learning to knit, so I haven't gotten to the point of making hats yet. But I will keep this in mind for when I get to that point. What a great project you're doing. I think it's wonderful when people use their talents to help others!

  2. Yum, lacey! Lovely, Schnapps. Love that these bulky yarn hats knit up so quickly and look great!