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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Introducing Tweedy Hope!

Can you believe that it is almost August already?  Schnapps and I are stunned!  We are busy making hats and items to sell at the craft fair in November and time is just flying by.

This is Schnapps' latest hat - made with one of his favorites - Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, but he made sure to include directions for all yarn weights so everyone can use this pattern if they like, no matter what type of yarn you have on hand.  We're building up our supply of warm, toasty hats so that we have lots to ship out come September!  

Hats have been shipping out regularly throughout the summer too.  Unfortunately, there are more and more people every day diagnosed with cancer who need our help.
Please remember to help out your local cancer centers by dropping off some chemo caps for patients and please try to make the world a little bit better, wherever you are.

Schnapps and I are very lucky to have so many who support us.  Just this week we got some incredible yarn donations, lots of hats and some financial donations to help with shipping costs too.  Every single person who purchases or uses our patterns, likes our Facebook page, follows our blog or supports us in any way is greatly appreciated.  Together, we really can make a difference.
  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. 

Plenty of play time too!

Tweedy Hope

You will need 6 weight yarn in one or two colors and size 13 needles or another combination listed below.
s1:  slip one stitch purlwise
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one.

Using Color A, 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 3 inch in length.

Work Pattern:

Using Color A:
Row 1:  *k2, s1*; repeat around
Row 2:   purl all stitches

Using Color B:
Row 3:  * s1, k2*; repeat around
Row 4:  purl all stitches

Repeat Rows 1 - 4, alternating colors until piece is about 6 inches in length, ending on a Row 2.

Work Top Band:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches

Repeat Row 1 only until piece measures 7 - 7.5  inches in length.

Decrease Crown: Switch to dpns 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 this hat along with some hugs, hope and love, to someone!

If using a different weight, you might have to add more rows to the crown decrease.  
 The pattern is worked over 3 stitches, but use a multiple of 6 to keep the crown decrease the same.    

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 60 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 78 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 96 stitches. 


  1. Thank you for the pattern. The hat is so cute.

  2. I love all of your patterns.

  3. Thank you for sharing your patterns! They work up real nice....and fast (I like that) and are super comfy! XOXO:)

  4. Thank you for the patterns,beautiful hat

  5. Hi. I am making the hat now and when you say work til hat measures 6 inches. Is that uncurling the brim or measuring with it curled?? Thanks.

    1. Uncurling it, but it does not have to be exact...just the general measurements.

  6. Thanks robin for getting back to me so soon 😄

  7. How much wool do I need for adult size

  8. How much wool do I need for adult size

  9. Thank you. Very pleased with how this turned out.

  10. What if I don’t have circular needles in this size? Just work it and then sew together?

  11. So excited to knit this hat as well as first time knitting in the round :-)
    I'm curious to the pattern of S1 K2, then purl 1 row then K2 S1. What is the reason for this?

    1. That is the pattern.......if it's not knit like that it won't look like that.

    2. Thank you for such a quick response. I guess all will be clearer when I get to that part ;-)

  12. I'm having a hard time understanding the K2 s1. You don't psso? The abbreviations say s1 is slip 1 purlwise, which means the yarn is on the left side of the needle, so it would result in a wrap to go back to knit the next stitch. Do you pick up both the wrap and the stitch when you do the next row?

    1. You are just slipping the it goes from the left hand needle to the right hand needle. You do not psso. Just slip, exactly as written. There is no wrap at all.