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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Introducing Sunflower Spark!

Summer is almost over!  Schnapps and I are excited for Fall to get here with cooler temperatures so we can do more fun things outdoors.  We grew sunflowers this year and loved them so much that Schnapps worked a pattern around them.  We hope you like it.

This was knit using KnitPicks CotLin and Comfy yarns, which are 3-weight.  We included directions for other yarn weights as well.  The hat will look much different in a 6-weight yarn, but we think it will still be cute.  Let us know how your version turns out.  You could also knit this in many different color combinations...................there are lots of variations of sunflowers and this pattern will make a colorful, fun hat no matter which 4 colors you choose.

Now is the time to ramp up our heavier weight hats because the colder weather brings an increased demand for chemo caps everywhere.  We will be shipping out hundreds of hats over the next couple of weeks to try to help.  Please knit some for your local center or donate some to us and we will get them to those in need.  If you wish to donate to help us ship hats out to where they are needed, please use the Donate button on the right hand side.  Or purchase some of Schnapps patterns or 
e-books......all proceeds go right back into shipping and supply costs.  

If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at too!

Our sunflowers were huge!  The leaves were bigger than Schnapps

Sunflower Spark

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 108 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color A
Row 1:   knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures 2.5 to 3 inches in length.

Work Body of Hat:   Using Colors A & B :  all stitches are knit stitches.
Row 1:  *2B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 2:  *1A, 1B, 2A, 2B*; repeat around
Row 3:  *3A, 3B*; repeat around
Row 4:  knit all stitches in Color B
Repeat Row 4 until your work measures 5 - 5.5 inches in length.

Work Crown:  Using Colors C & D:  all stitches are knit.
Rows 1 & 2:   *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:   *1D, 1C*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 -4  until piece is about 7.5 - 8 inches in length.  

Crown Decrease:  use dpn’s when needed:  Colors C & D
Row 1:   *k2togC, k2tog,D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 2:   *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 3:   *k2togD, k2togC, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, 1C *; repeat around
Row 4:   *k2togC, k2togD*; repeat around
Row 5:    *1C, 1D*; repeat around
Row 6:   *k2togD, k2togC*; repeat around
Row 7:    *1D, 1C*; 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 5-weight yarn, use size 10 needles and cast on 72 stitches.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 96.  

The pattern is worked over 6 stitches, but adjust in multiples of 12 for the crown decrease to stay the same.