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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Introducing Knotty and Nice!

This is Schnapps’ latest hat pattern.  He did a pattern with 3 variations recently too that we might share as well.  He’s been busy!

He didn't rest until it was finished!    

Three variations of one pattern.

We have several close, personal friends who are fighting cancer right now and ask that you keep Judi, Jennifer, Rich and George in your thoughts along with all the others who are battling too.  This is an evil disease that needs a cure and we hope that one is found soon.

Lately several people seem to have forgotten that we give our patterns freely, but they are OUR patterns.  Truly, I do not appreciate getting emails and messages telling me that you don’t approve of the name I chose for a hat or telling me how I should be handling things.  If you don’t like the name, don’t knit the hat.  If you think you could better run an organization, please start one.  There is a HUGE need for chemo caps throughout the world.  Take some initiative and make a difference.  But, please keep your negative opinions to yourself.  I devote hours and hours every week to these two charities…..I do not have time to respond to or worry about those who will be critical no matter what I do.  I am sure you understand and Schnapps and I thank you!

 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.  

Schnapps on Memorial Day!
 Knotty and Nice

You will need 5 -weight yarn and size US 10 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 60 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 3 to 4 inches.

Work Pattern:
Rows 1 - 4:  knit all stitches
Row 5:  *[k1, p1] twice in next stitch, k5*; repeat around
Row 6:  *slip 3, k1, then pass the 3 slipped, one at a time, over the knit stitch, k5*; repeat around
Rows 7 - 10 :  knit all stitches
Row 11:  *k3, [k1, p1} twice in next stitch, k2*; repeat around
Row 12:  *k3, slip 3, k1, then pass the 3 slipped, one at a time, over the knit stitch, k2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 12 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.  End on a Row 6 or 12.

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 special who needs a warm hug!
The pattern is worked over 6 stitches.  

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 72 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 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.  


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  2. Isn't it funny how some believe that their opinions are important.
    You go girl. Keep up your charming patterns and good works. And to H@&# with the nasty people! ��

  3. Hi,as a newbie to your Patterns,I just want to say what beautiful Patterns you share with us, they are easy to follow, clearly laid out, and you even give us alternative yarns we could use, which is so helpful. Take no notice of all those People who are giving you a hard time with criticising your work, which in my mind are just idiots who haven't thought about doing it for they're selves, but it's really cos they're jealous and like we say here in the UK "it's sour grapes",on they're side. So you and Schnapps keep up the good work.