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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Introducing Neon Hope! And an Etsy Shop Too!

Schnapps and I scored a great deal on some Hometown USA this past week and we want some cheerful teen hats to sell at our craft fair and to donate, so he came up with this pattern.  He says he'll be experimenting with the brim in one color and the top in a contrasting color as well - I think that would look great.  Have fun with this pattern!

Neon Hope!

Sales of Winsome Warmth are doing well!  That is our latest e-book featuring 12 patterns, 4 of which are not published elsewhere.  can be purchased using the link to the right of this page or by going to my Ravelry or Craftsy stores.  Both stores are also linked to the right of the page. 
Hat patterns in Winsome Warmth!
 Schnapps and I are preparing for our first two craft fairs.  We're a bit nervous and not sure if what we are making will sell, but we are having a lot of fun coming up with ideas.  In honor of this, we have posted a few items in our Etsy shop for sale. More will be posted after the craft fair.  Remember that all sales benefit Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids, so please tell your friends about us as well.  And feel free to contact us about custom orders of different colors, items shown here that aren't in the store, etc.

Schnapps modeling our template for scrunchies!


Boot toppers and scrunchies

Boot toppers
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Neon Hope

You will need 6 weight yarn and size 13 circular needles or some combination listed below.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 40 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Row 1 and all odd rows:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  *k2, p3*; repeat around
Row 4:  p1, *k2, p3*; repeat to end (last repeat will end with p2)
Row 6:  p2, *k2, p3*; repeat around (last repeat will end with p1)
Row 8:  *p3, k2*; repeat to end
Row 10:  k1, *p3, k2*; repeat to end (last repeat will end with k1)
Repeat Rows 1 - 10 if using worsted weight or sport weight yarn.

Work Top of Hat:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 6.5 to 7 inches.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *k2 k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *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 5 stitches.   As written, the pattern makes a young adult size hat.

To knit this using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 45 stitches for an adult hat.  Use size 13 needles and cast on 35 for a child’s hat.

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 75 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 8 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.


  1. How many yards of yarn are needed to make this hat when using super bulky (6 weight) yarn?

  2. One skein of Hometown was used and there was some left over, so less than 75...........