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Monday, April 21, 2014

Introducing Celebration!

This hat is named Celebration in honor of Schnapps' 10th birthday today!  He had a nice walk in the park this morning and he'll get lots of snuggles and love all day and his presents tonight!  He wanted to give something to everyone else though, so here is his latest pattern.

Happy 10th Birthday to my best friend and our creative mascot Schnapps!

This is a very simple pattern alternating stockinette and twisted stockinette for some texture.  It's also a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn like Schnapps did here.   This is all Lion Brand Hometown USA left over from other hats!

Or you can make it in just 2 colors to coordinate with a favorite team or school or just 2 favorite colors like this one.  The possibilities are endless and there are directions for all yarn weights below.  This one was knit with 2 colors of Charisma.

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You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

ktbl:  knit through the back loop
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:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 - 2 inches in length or as long as you wish.

Work Twisted Stockinette Pattern:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  ktbl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 - 2  for an inch or however wide you wish the stripe to be.  End on a Row 2.

Work Stockinette Stripe:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 for an inch or however wide you wish the stripe to be.

Alternate Twisted Stockinette and Stockinette as frequently as you wish.  Use as many or as few colors as you like.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:  *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 to celebrate their friendship!

 The pattern is worked over any number stitches, but use a multiple of 6 to keep the crown decrease the same. 

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 love your patterns. I have knitted almost all of your hats for chemo patients. Thank you.

  2. I have the Play Book and the one with lots of chemo hats. Is there another hat book that I don't have? Love the patterns, thank you so much for putting them all together.

  3. Hi there,
    Do you carry the one color of yarn until it's used again or do you cut it each time ?

  4. Adorable hat and OMG what a darling fur baby. We had two schnauzers and just loved them to bits.