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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Introducing A Promise!

Schnapps has been hard at work these days, making hats, shipping hats, starting new initiatives with our local farm and of course, being cute.  Stay tuned for more info about "Operation Bottle Beanies"!  We will be making tiny hats to go on bottles and jars at our local farm in the Fall.  These will be sold for $1 each and ALL the money will go towards keeping people in Delaware warm this winter!  We are trying to find new ways to help those in our community! 

This is Schnapps' latest hat pattern and he wanted to share it with everyone.  It was knit with Louisa Harding's Baby Kashmir, which is very soft and cuddly.  We used size 7 needles, but I think a thicker worsted weight on size 8 needles would work fine as well.  The pattern is a 27 stitch repeat, so you are limited with how you can change this, but we are experimenting a bit and will post any updates to the pattern. 

This pattern, due to the even row instructions can be knit both flat or in the round.  We worked it in the round since we don't like to seam.  IF you decide to work it flat, you should add one selvedge stitch on each side to give you an easy seam.  

This is a smaller cap - which was what we were aiming for.  If you want it to be larger, you can add some stitches, in multiples of 3 between each 27 row repeat, so if you wanted to go up a bit in size, instead of casting on 81, which is 27 x 3, you would cast on 90, which is 30 x 3 and so on.  Just purl the extra stitches in all rows.  If you are a newer knitter, stick to the way the pattern is written for at least one go.  Then you will have more of an idea of how the repeats work.    

Schnapps had a great Easter!

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A Promise

You will need 110 or so yards of a worsted weight yarn and size 7 knitting needles.  Read above post for information about changing the sizing.


LC:  next 3 to cable needle held to front, p1, then k3 from cable needle
RC: next 1 to cable needles held at back, k3, then p1 from cable needle
M1: pick up horizontal strand between last worked stitch and next stitch and purl
s2kp:  slip 2 stitches together, knit next stitch, then pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch.
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 81 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:

Row 1:  *p2, k1*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is 1.5 inches long.

Work Pattern: Repeat from * to * for each row.

*** FOR ALL EVEN ROWS:  Work stitches as they appear - knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.***

Row 1:  *k3, p1, (k1, p2) x6, k1, p1, k3*
Row 3:   *LC, (k1, p2) x6, k1, RC*
Row 5:    *p1, LC, (p2, k1) x5, p2, RC, p1*
Row 7:    *p2, LC, p1, (k1, p2) x4, k1, p1, RC, p2*
Row 9:    *p3, LC, (k1, p2) x4, k1, RC, p3*
Row 11:  *p4, LC, (p2, k1) x3, p2, RC, p4*
Row 13:   *p5, LC, p1, (k1, p2) x2, k1, p1, RC, p5*
Row 15:   *p6, LC, (k1, p2) x2, k1, RC, p6*
Row 17:  *p7, LC, p2, k1, p2, RC, p7*
Row 19:   *p8, LC, p1, k1, p1, RC, p8*
Row 21:   *p9, LC, k1, RC, p9*
Row 23:   *p10, M1, k2, s2kp, k2, M1, p10*
Row 25:   *p11, M1, k1, s2kp, k1, M1, p11*
Row 27:   *p12, M!, s2kp, M1, p12*
Row 28:   purl all stitches

Repeat Row 28 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed

Row 1: *p7, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *p6, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *p5, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *p4, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *p3, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *p2, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: *p1, p2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:  *p2tog*; 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!