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Monday, February 1, 2016

Introducing the Bulked Up Noggin Nuzzler!

It's February already!  Apparently 2016 is going to fly by just as quickly as 2015 did!  Schnapps has been busy knitting and snuggling.  We got 20 inches of snow last weekend which meant lots of shoveling so poor Schnapps could walk around, but most of that is melted now.

Schnapps made this set for an upcoming Quarter Auction for one of our favorite places - the Kent County Public Library in Delaware.  These are versions of the Noggin Nuzzler hat and the Neck Nuzzler infinity scarf.  He used 2 strands of Wool Ease Chunky throughout and wanted to add the extra pop of the coordinating color.  Since the Noggin Nuzzler is one of our earliest patterns and written for worsted weight yarn only, we figured we would share the new version here.   Scroll through the post for instructions about the infinity scarf too!  Click on the links to go to the original patterns.

The original Noggin Nuzzler looks like this:

The infinity scarf uses the same pattern as the original Neck Nuzzler.  To add the contrasting stripe down the middle, simply change to a new color after a Row 4 and be sure to do a row of knit all stitches before starting the pattern again with the new color.  When you switch back to the original color for the other part of the scarf, be sure to knit one row all around using the original color before going back to the pattern.  This ensures that your purl bumps won't be two colored!

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Schnapps was hiding from the blizzard! 

The Bulked Up Noggin Nuzzler

K2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one.
You Need:
2 strands of 5-weight, chunky yarn- 2 different colors if you want.
Size 15 circular knitting needles
Cast on 44 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim in Color A:
Row 1:  Knit all stitches
Row 2:  Purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows of garter stitch
Work Pattern in Color B:
Rows 1 & 2:  *K2, P2*; repeat from * to * around row
Rows 3 & 4:  *P2, K2*; repeat from * to * around row
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until the piece measures approximately 7 inches.  You can make it longer if you would like a larger hat.
Decrease Crown - use dpns when needed:
Row 1:  *K2, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around
Row 2:  *K1, K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 3:   *K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row
Row 4:   *K2tog*; repeat from * to * around row to last stitch, end K1.

Finish:  Cut your working yarn, leaving a tail.  Draw the tail through the stitches remaining on the needle, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in your ends and pass it along to someone who’s noggin needs a nuzzle!
If you want to use 6- weight yarn and size 13 needles, cast on 48 stitches.
 If you want to use one strand of 5 weight yarn and size 11 needles, cast on 60 stitches.

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