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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Introducing Bursts of Hope!

I am still running behind on posting things!  It's just been busy lately, but this is one of Schnapps' latest hats. Thank you Marcia for the name! 

This pattern is a great way to use up leftover yarn from other hats.  I was able to knit a whole hat using the white yarn and still had enough to make this hat as well!  Experiment with your favorite colors and have fun with this pattern.

Please remember our Finn Hat Project too!  We've collected 652 Finn Hats so far, but so many more are needed.  We are collecting hats for which is part of the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.  They have produced a video that helps pre-school age children understand what to expect from their cancer treatment.  We are hoping to have a few hundred hats in varying sizes for a launch party at the end of February.  Take a look at the amazing video here.
The blog post, mandatory colors, yarn suggestions and pattern info can be found here:   

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Bursts of Hope

You will need 2 colors of 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

Using Color A, cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Using Color A, Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 3 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1:  *using Color A, k2, using Color B, k2*; repeat around
Row 2:  *using Color A yo, k2, pass yo over both knit stitches, using Color B, yo, k2, pass yo over both knit stitches*; repeat around
Row 3:  *using Color B; k2, using Color A; k2*; repeat around
Row 4:  *using Color B,  yo, k2, pass yo over both knit stitches, using Color A, yo, k2, pass yo over both knit stitches*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 6 inches in length.

Using Color A, Work Crown:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches .

Using Color A, 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
Row 7:  *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 could use a burst of hope!

 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 7 needles and cast on 80 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 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 112 stitches.  


1 comment:

  1. Love all your hats, Robin + Schnapps. Made 5 of them and donated them locally recently. Thanks for all you do.