Schnapps

Schnapps
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Introducing Urban Night!

Schnapps latest hat is ready to be shared with everyone.  He's been busy making bottle beanies and scarves for Code Purple and taking care of shipping out LOTS of hats!  Seven giant boxes of hats shipped out in the past couple of weeks and a few huge bags of hats were dropped off also.  There is still a huge need for more though, so keep them coming to us or to your local cancer centers!
 
 

Thank you Lani for the name again......we would put you on the payroll as official hat namer, but we don't get paid, so we don't have a payroll.  You are greatly appreciated though!

This was knit using our favorite Hometown USA, but as always, there are instructions for different yarn weights listed below.  There are a ton of color possibilities for this pattern......that would suit men and women.  It's a great way for using up the leftover yarn from making other hats for us.....and we're pretty sure you have some left over yarn too.  Have fun and experiment with different colors.  Send us some photos of your choices so we can see all the creativity out there!  

Come on everyone!  Help make a difference!!!


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If you are have not purchased any patterns or any fundraiser items recently, please consider making a donation using the link on right side of this page to help us pay for postage and supply costs.   We are getting ready to ship out LOTS of hats to cancer centers for the Fall.  You can see where our hats go by visiting our website:  www.delawareheadhuggers.org
 
 
Urban Night

You will need 3 different colors of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 circular needles or some other combination listed below.

Abbreviations:
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 & 2 until your work measures about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

Work Body of Hat Still Using Color A
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about 3 to 3.5 inches in length

Work Body of Hat Using Colors B & C:
All stitches are knit stitches.  Letters refer to which color to use.

Row 1:  *3B, 3C*; repeat around
Rows 2 & 4:   *1C, 1B, 2C, 1B, 1C*; repeat around
Row 3:   *3C, 3B*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4  until piece is about 6 to 6.5 inches in length. 

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed Using Color A
Row 1:    knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length, then work rest of crown decrease

Row 2:   *k4, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 3:   *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:   *k2, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 5:   *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:   *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 60.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 7 needles and cast on 84. 

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

Use 2 strands of 4- or 5-weight yarn or 3 strands of 3-weight yarn held together as one strand and work pattern as written if you want to use other yarn weights and have the hat look like the model

The pattern is worked over 6 stitches.