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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Introducing Vertices

Sadly, the United States and the whole world is still battling Covid-19.  So many lives have been lost and so many things have been changed, probably forever.  Now, more than ever, it is important for us to be kind, spread love and help each other.  Delaware Head Huggers has cautiously restarted operations with several new guidelines.  More information about that can be found at our website.  I have already shipped out 4 boxes of hats and will have more on the way soon.

Vertices is the latest hat that I have knit.  I used KnitPicks Brava Sport in 3 colors for this model.  A vast variety of colors could be used.  You could certainly use just 2 colors and keep the brim and crown one of the pattern colors if you'd like.  Instructions for other yarn weights are included as well.  This model is a full 3 repeats of the pattern.  Using thicker yarn will decrease the number of repeats, of course, so it will look different, but still great.

Today is 2 years since we lost our Schnapps.  This year, I am sharing this pattern in his honor.  Last year, in his honor, I wrote Stash Hats, which covers all the basics that you need to get started on knitting hats using whatever yarn is in your stash.  Schnapps would want everyone to keep making a difference for those fighting cancer!  More info about this book, and the patterns in it, can be found here.  All pattern sales are put back into shipping and supply costs for Delaware Head Huggers.  


You need 3 colors of 3-weight yarn and size 5 needles or another combination listed below.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color C, cast on 126 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  Using Color C
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches 
Repeat Rows 1-2 until your work measures about 2 inches in length.  

Work Pattern:  all stitches are knit stitches.  The numbers and letter refer to color:  In the model Color A is pink and B is teal.  

Row 1:  *2B, 3A, 2B, 3A, 1B, 3A *; repeat around 
Row 2:  *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 3:   *2A, 3B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 4:   *2A, 3B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 2B*; repeat around
Row 5:  *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 6:   *2B, 3A, 2B, 2A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 7:   *1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 2A*; repeat around 
Row 8:   *2A, 3B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A*; repeat around 
Row 9:   *3A, 1B, 3A, 2B, 3A, 2B*; repeat around 
Row 10:  *1B, 5A, 2B, 5A, 1B*; repeat around 
Repeat Rows 1 -10 until piece is about 7 to 7.5  inches in length.

Work Crown:  Using Color C:  use dpn’s when needed 
Row 1:    knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 8 - 8.5 inches in length.

Work Crown Decrease in Color C:  
Row 1:     *k12, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:     *k11, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:     *k10, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 4:     *k9, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:     *k8, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 6:     *k7, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 7:     *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:     *k5, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 9:     *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 10:   *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 11:   *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 12:   *k1, k2tog*; repeat around 
Row 13:   *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 56.

If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 70. 
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 98.   

This  pattern is worked over 14 stitches.  Adjust accordingly for size differences. 

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