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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Introducing Violaceous!

Well, Schnapps designed this one a couple of weeks ago, but finally I have the pattern ready to go up.  I try to stay away from names that use the color of the model, but we just couldn't come up with one that seemed right.  Feel free to make it in any color you choose!

Schnapps and I have been tagging all the hats that come in and turning right around and shipping them out to those who need them.  This year we have an increased demand for hats, so please, take some time and make at least one hat for someone battling cancer.  Drop them off locally or send them to me and Schnapps, but make a difference for someone.  Especially if you have used any of my patterns it forward and warm someone up!  Schnapps would appreciate it!

The patterns in the photo below are the patterns found in The Play Book, an e-book of patterns that are not published elsewhere.  I have several e-books available for purchase.  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!
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You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

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

Work Pattern:
Rows 1 & 2: *k1, p1, k1, p1*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:  *p1, k3*; repeat around
Rows 5 & 6:  *k1, p1, k1, p1*; repeat around
Rows 7 & 8:  *k2,  p1, k1*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length, ending with a Row 2.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *p1, k2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 2: *p1, k2tog*; 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 a smile and a hug!

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 7 needles and cast on 76 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 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. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great job, Schnapps!

  2. Will be trying this one for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Thank you!