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Monday, August 22, 2016

Introducing Pumpkin Spice!

Fall is coming!  Schnapps is sure of it!  Football starts soon and this morning there was finally a slight cool breeze instead of just heat and humidity.  It's time to get moving on all sorts of projects:  hats, blankets, bottle beanies, items for Code Purple, ladybug hats!  We should all be very busy for quite some time.

Schnapps latest hat, Pumpkin Spice (thanks Lani for the name!) is made with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.......just a small amount of one color and about half a skein of a second color.  It can be worked in any color combination you like and could easily work in just one color too.  It's a great way to use up those odds and ends that you have left after a project.  Instructions are included for all yarn weights too so you can use what you have in your stash.

and it's reversible!

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Schnapps is exhausted after knitting this hat!
Pumpkin Spice

You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles.

ptbl:  purl through the back loop
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your work measures 1.5 to  2 inches in length, or longer if you prefer.

Work Body of Hat Still Using Color B:
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Row 2:   *ptbl, k2*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:    knit all stitches
Row 2:   *ptbl, 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 10.5 needles and cast on 60.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 84.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 102 stitches. 

The pattern is worked over 3 stitches.

Feel free to use just 1 color.

Experiment and enjoy!