Schnapps

Schnapps
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Introducing Ribbons & Bows!

Schnapps has been busy helping me get blankets ready for Camp Connect, a camp that reunites foster care siblings placed in separate foster home for a week of fun and bonding.  He helped make bracelets for Code Purple to have at the Firefly Music Festival this weekend.  He helped me put together a new fund raiser.  He's been very helpful in dealing with some extremely rude people who have tried to bully us in the past two weeks and he made this hat a while ago and just got around to telling me the pattern.  As always, all yarn weights are listed.  The model was knit using 3 colors of 5-weight, chunky yarn and size 10.5 circular needles.

 
FUNDRAISER INFO!
 
 
All orders need to be paid prior to July 1 either via PayPal (robin@delawareheadhuggers.org) or by personal check made out to Robin Agar.  There is a donate now button on the right side of this blog which you can use if you want.  Please email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org telling me what you are ordering as well as what size and color if you are ordering shirts.  Include your full mailing address please so I have all the information that I need in one email.
If you are sending a check, please include a list of what you are ordering along with your mailing address.  Mail to:  Robin Agar, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton, DE 19943.  
I hope that some of you will be able to help.....and enjoy some cute merchandise too!
Two Tone Tote  (19" x 15" x 6"):  $30

Plain Tote  (19" x 15" x 6") :  $27




Long Sleeve Tee:  Black:  $36     White:  $31  Available in S, M, L, XL (add $2 for XXL and XXXL)

Short Sleeve Tee:  White:  $26   Black:  $32   Gray:  $31 
Available in S, M, L, XL (add $2 for XXL and XXXL)


Pen Design:  With another item:  $5.  $7 if shipped separately 
 
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!
 
Ribbons & Bows
You will need 5-weight yarn and size 10.5 circular needles or some other combination listed below.
  
Abbreviations:

s5: slip 5 stitches purlwise, holding yarn in front
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Using Color A, cast on 60 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 about 3 inches in length. 

Work Pattern Band of Hat

**  Knit one row in Color B to set up pattern. **
Color B  
Rows 1, 3 & 5:  *s5, k5*  repeat around
Rows 2 & 4:    knit all stitches

Color C
Row 6:   *k2, insert R needle under the 3 strands and knit the next stitch, k7*; repeat around
Rows 7, 9 & 11:   *k5, s5*; repeat around 
Rows 8 & 10:   knit all stitches

Color B
Row 12:   *k7, insert R needle under the 3 strands and knit the next stitch, k2*; repeat around
Repeat as desired ending on a Row 5 or 11.  Work Row 6 or 12 with Color A to work top of hat.  Model was knit repeating Rows 1-5 in Color B and working Row 6 in Color A.

Work Top of Hat 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:   *k8, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2:   *k7, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:   *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   *k5, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 5:   *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 6:   *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7:   * k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8:   *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9:   * k2, 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 50. 

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 80. 

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 100 stitches.  

The pattern is worked over a multiple of 10 stitches.  Adjust by multiples of 10 to keep the crown decrease the same.


Experiment with many colors and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Fundraiser!

With postage rates escalating and SO many hats needing to get to those who need them, Schnapps and I are once again hosting a fund raiser.   We are selling shirts and totes and pens and all proceeds will go directly towards shipping and supply costs.  Remember that 100% of pattern sales also goes right back into helping others.



We will be placing the first order on July 1, so all orders have to be in to us by June 30th for the first round.  It should take a couple of weeks for the items to be delivered to me and then they will immediately be shipped out to you.  We looked into opening a Zazzle store, but the prices that would need to be charged were ridiculous.  So, we are once again doing it this way.  Please realize that we are paying for these items to be made and delivered.....only a couple of dollars of each item is actual profit from this.

Below are the items you can order.  All prices include shipping costs, unless otherwise noted.  If you have any questions at all, please email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org.

All orders need to be paid prior to July 1 either via PayPal (robin@delawareheadhuggers.org) or by personal check made out to Robin Agar.  There is a donate now button on the right side of this blog which you can use if you want.  Please email me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org telling me what you are ordering as well as what size and color if you are ordering shirts.  Include your full mailing address please so I have all the information that I need in one email.

If you are sending a check, please include a list of what you are ordering along with your mailing address.  Mail to:  Robin Agar, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton, DE 19943.  

I hope that some of you will be able to help.....and enjoy some cute merchandise too!

Two Tone Tote  (19" x 15" x 6"):  $30

Plain Tote  (19" x 15" x 6") :  $27




Long Sleeve Tee:  Black:  $36     White:  $31  Available in S, M, L, XL (add $2 for XXL and XXXL)

Short Sleeve Tee:  White:  $26   Black:  $32   Gray:  $31 
Available in S, M, L, XL (add $2 for XXL and XXXL)


Pen Design:  With another item:  $5.  $7 if shipped separately

  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!