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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Introducing Vivid Hope!

It's the Winter Solstice!  The start of our favorite season of the year.  With Christmas just around the corner, Schnapps and I have been very busy....baking, wrapping, shopping......and all the things everyone has to do around the holidays.  But, Schnapps created a new hat this weekend and we wanted to share it as a holiday gift to all of you.

This time of year everyone seems to remember to be a little kinder, a little nicer, a little more patient............let's hope we can all capture that spirit and keep it going throughout 2018.

Remember,  we have three books published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  Paperbacks are printed in full color on 8.5 x 11 paper and will be delivered right to your door.  These could be good gift ideas for knitters you love.

Just go to and search "Knitting with Schnapps" or "Agar-Celli" to find them, or click here.  Sales of course go towards helping us cover shipping and supply costs for shipping hats out across the country.

Our family wishes all of you a beautiful holiday season and a 2018 that is filled with happiness, health and love.

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!

Vivid Hope

You will need 2 colors of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles, or some other combination listed below.

ktbl:  knit 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 2 to
3 inches in length. 

Work Body of Hat:  Using Color B
Foundation Row:  knit all stitches
Row 1:  *p3, (k1, k1tbl, k1) in next stitch*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k3tog, p3*;  repeat around
Row 3:   *(k1, k1tbl, k1) in next stitch, p3*; repeat around
Row 4:   *p3, k3tog*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 5.5 to 6.5 inches in length.

Work Crown:  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:   *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k1, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:    *k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   * 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 64.  

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 76.  

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 96 stitches.   

This  pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  Adjust for size accordingly.