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Monday, January 11, 2016

Introducing Interwoven Hope!

Schnapps' first new hat pattern of 2016!  We hope your year is off to a wonderful start and that you will find lots of time to help others in the coming months.

This hat was knit using Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn and works up very quickly.  I have included directions for other yarn weights as well, for your convenience.

Sadly, many people do not seem to read this blog - they just grab free patterns and then send me emails demanding that the blog format be changed, complaining that they can't find the free patterns, only links to my stores, or basically just complaining about life in general.  I try to help those who have legitimate questions, but I do not respond to those who are just looking to cause problems.  The yarn weights that I list are the most common.  I give information about the pattern repeats.....if you want more than that, you will have to do the math yourself.  Experiment a bit - you might be surprised at how easy it is to do.

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Interwoven Hope

You will need about 70 yards of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles or some combination listed below.


T2L: purl the second stitch, then knit the first, dropping both at the same time.
T2R: knit the second stitch, then purl the first, dropping both at the same time.
C2L: knit into the back of the second stitch, then knit into the back of the first stitch, dropping both at the same time.
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:
Rows 1, 2, 3, 4 & 10:   *k1, p2, k1*; repeat around
Row  5 :   *T2L, T2R*; repeat around
Rows  6 & 8: *p1, k2, p1*; repeat around
Row 7:  *p1, C2L, p1*; repeat around
Row 9:   *T2R, T2L*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 and 10 until your work measures about
7.5 to 8  inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:  *k1, p2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  * 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 share.
 If using 5-weight yarn, use size 11 needles and cast on 64. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 80.  You may wish to repeat Row 3 of the crown decrease.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.   You may wish to repeat Row 3 of the crown decrease.

The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  Adjust in multiples of 4 to have the crown decrease remain the same.