Schnapps

Schnapps
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Introducing Ladders of Hope!

Schnapps has been busy, happily making hats again.  We've got so many different things that we'd like to make, but somehow, hats just keep pulling us in.  This is one of his latest creations.  Thank you Lani for the name!  It's a little warmer this week here in Delaware, but more cold air is headed this way.  It's been a brutal winter in so many places that we are trying to get as many warm hats as possible out to those who need them.



This was knit using Lion Brand Hometown USA, a favorite of Schnapps'.  As always, instructions for other yarn weights are included. 

Schnapps is ready for the cold in his Squall Jacket!


The patterns in the photo below are the patterns found in The Play Book, an e-book of patterns that are not published elsewhere.  I have several e-books available for purchase.  The e-book can be purchased by using the link to the right on this page or by going to my Ravelry store or my Craftsy store.  Those links are also to the right of this page and are where all my patterns can be found.   100% of the cost of all my patterns is put right back into supplies and shipping for DEHH and KKforK.
 
The Play Book Patterns!
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 robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too.  We love to hear from everyone!
 
 
Ladders of Hope
 
You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.
 
Abbreviations:
s1:  slip one stitch, purl wise, with yarn at back
yo:  yarn over
psso:  pass slipped stitch over both stitches
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1 : *k1, s1, k1, yo, psso, k1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *knit all stitches*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 2 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.
Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k1, s1, k1, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch, k1*; repeat around
Row 2: *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 give it to someone who could use some warmth and some hope! 
The pattern is worked over 4 stitches.  

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 72 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Introducing Frosted Hope!

Schnapps and I apologize for being behind schedule!  We've been very busy and can't really believe that it's already mid-February.  We have a shawl that we are working on for a local auction and then we will be back to hat patterns, we promise.  Schnapps has lots of ideas for new hats, but I keep putting him to work doing other things.

This hat/scarf set was knit for the Kent County Public Library's Quarter Auction!

This is a hat he made a few weeks ago that slipped through the cracks.  This was knit using super bulky yarn, but the pattern includes details for all yarn weights. 




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 robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too.  We love to hear from everyone!
Schnapps loves to hear from all of you!


Frosted Hope
 
You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.
 
Abbreviations:
s1wyib:  slip one stitch, holding yarn at back of work, as if to knit

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Row 1 : *k3, s1wyib**; repeat around
Row 2:  *p3, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row3:  k1, *s1wyib, k3*; repeat to last 2 stitches; end k2
Row 4:  p1 *s1wyib, p3*; repeat to last 2 stitches; end p2

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *k1, k2tog, s1wyib*; repeat around
Row 2: *p2tog, s1wyib*; 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 give it to someone who could use some warmth and some hope!
 
 The pattern is worked over 4 stitches. 

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches.

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 72 stitches.

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches.
 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Introducing Violaceous!

Well, Schnapps designed this one a couple of weeks ago, but finally I have the pattern ready to go up.  I try to stay away from names that use the color of the model, but we just couldn't come up with one that seemed right.  Feel free to make it in any color you choose!



Schnapps and I have been tagging all the hats that come in and turning right around and shipping them out to those who need them.  This year we have an increased demand for hats, so please, take some time and make at least one hat for someone battling cancer.  Drop them off locally or send them to me and Schnapps, but make a difference for someone.  Especially if you have used any of my patterns before..........pay it forward and warm someone up!  Schnapps would appreciate it!


The patterns in the photo below are the patterns found in The Play Book, an e-book of patterns that are not published elsewhere.  I have several e-books available for purchase.  The e-book can be purchased by using the link to the right on this page or by going to my Ravelry store or my Craftsy store.  Those links are also to the right of this page and are where all my patterns can be found.   100% of the cost of all my patterns is put right back into supplies and shipping for DEHH and KKforK.
 
The Play Book Patterns!
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 robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too.  We love to hear from everyone!



You will need 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles and dpns or another combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together as one

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  *k2, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Pattern:
Rows 1 & 2: *k1, p1, k1, p1*; repeat around
Rows 3 & 4:  *p1, k3*; repeat around
Rows 5 & 6:  *k1, p1, k1, p1*; repeat around
Rows 7 & 8:  *k2,  p1, k1*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 8 until piece is about 7.5 inches in length, ending with a Row 2.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: *p1, k2tog, k1*; repeat around
Row 2: *p1, 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 pass it along to someone who could use a smile and a hug!

To knit this using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 64 stitches. 

To knit this using worsted weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 76 stitches. 

To make it child size, use worsted yarn, size 7 needles and cast on 64 stitches.  Adjust in increments of 4 stitches for individual sizes.

To knit this using sport weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 108 stitches.