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Monday, May 23, 2016

Introducing Pebbles on the Path!

Schnapps has been busy in this rainy, cool weather we have been having here in Delaware.  We are gearing up for some hot weather this week and those of you who know us know that Schnapps and I are not fans of the heat.  So, we're stocked up on yarn and ready to stay out of the sun.  I think our plants will be delighted to get some sunshine and warmth though.

We're trying to use up partial skeins of yarn that we have lying around, so Schnapps has been doing more color work these days.  This model was knit with Knit Picks Brava bulky, but we included information for all yarn weights.  Use whatever you have in your stash and make some chemo caps for those who need them.

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Schnapps hopes you like his latest creation!

All new patterns!

PDF's included!
Remember that Nature's Inspirations e-book is now for sale.  Please purchase some patterns to help support Delaware Head Huggers and Kozy Kovers for Kids.  There have been hundreds of thousands of downloads of our free patterns, which is wonderful!  Hopefully many are being made for those who need them.  Shipping costs are high and every dollar donated goes directly towards covering shipping and supply costs.  We put together e-books on occasion so that you can help out while still getting something for your money.
There are six never before published original patterns and nine Knitting with Schnapps patterns that are included in PDF form for free.  All patterns include instructions for different yarn weights and how to adjust for size.
The e-book is just $10, which we think is a good deal.   You can purchase it from the link on the right or from our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  Check out our other e-books as well.  We have several!

Pebbles on the Path
You will need about 40 yards of each color and size 10.5 circular needles or some combination listed below.
s1: slip one stitch purlwise, with yarn in back as if to knit
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 64 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about  2 inches in length. 

Work Pattern Band of Hat

**  Knit one row in Color B to set up pattern. **

Color B   Row 1:   purl all stitches
Color C   Row 2:  *sl, k1*; repeat around
Color C       Row 3:   *s1, p1*; repeat around
Color B  Row 4:   *knit all stitches 
Color B  Row 5:   *purl all stitches
Color C  Row 6:   *k1, s1*; repeat around
Color C  Row 7:    *p1, s1*; repeat around
Color B  Row 8:    knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your work measures about 6.0 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Top of Hat Using Color A:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1  until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:   *k6, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k5, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:   *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 5:   *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 6:   *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:   * 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 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 48. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80. 

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 104 stitches.  

The pattern is worked over an even number of stitches.  Adjust by multiples of 8 to keep the crown decrease the same.

Experiment with many colors and enjoy!