The pattern includes instructions for all yarn weights and is a simple, stranded color work hat. The model was worked using Knit Picks Cotlin yarn, so it’s a great chemo cap for the summer months. The pattern is a 10 stitch – 7 row repeat, so it will translate nicely into other weights as well. Want to learn how to adapt all hat patterns for the yarn you already have? I have a book for that! 🙂
I have created an eBook to help you design your own hat patterns, using whatever yarn you have in your stash. I’ve been working on this for quite a while and while it’s far from a comprehensive guide to hat knitting, it does cover all the basics that you need to get started. Schnapps would want everyone to keep making a difference for those fighting cancer!
Often I get questions about how to adapt patterns for different yarn weights and how to adjust them for different sizes. I tried to cover all the main steps to doing that in Stash Hats. The book also includes directions for adapting circular patterns for flat knitting and flat patterns for circular knitting. I hope it helps many of you make fabulous hats! Here is the Table of Contents so you get an idea of what’s included.
Steps to Starting a Hat
1. Choosing yarn and needles
2. Deciding on size
3. Knowing how many stitches to cast on
3. How to cast on for circular needles
Choosing Your Style
1. Different Brim Styles
2. Different Body Styles
3. Decreasing the crown
4. Adding Something Extra
Adapting Flat and Circular Knitting Patterns
1. From Circular to Flat: Braided Hope Hat Pattern
2. From Flat to Circular: Stylish Tiles Hat Pattern
Schnapps was a very wise, kind and talented boy. His last 5 hat patterns have been put into a book that includes several pages of photos and ‘Schnapps-isms’. He taught us so much in the short time he was here and we will always strive to match his happiness, bravery, generosity and creativity.
No one could ever replace Schnapps and he will ALWAYS be our mascot and design inspiration. He will live on in the hearts of all of us and I’ve been told that his legacy will inspire generations to come. We all must keep making a difference, with hugs, hope and love.
An early reviewer said:
“Robin Agar-Celli and her beloved Schnapps have brought together the essence of excellence in day to day living and lovingly designed knitted hats. The wonderful photos in this Kindle version bring back warm memories of a special canine buddy and highlight the inspirational philosophy of Robin Agar-Celli and the Delaware Head Huggers. The hat patterns are clearly written with an attractive presentation. Directions for multiple yarn weights add versatility to each pattern. This is a very nice addition to my library.”
Each pattern includes instructions for all yarn weights.
The book is called “Schnapps-isms: Wise Words and Knitting Patterns and it is available as a paperback or a Kindle e-book from Amazon. It can be purchased here. Other pattern books are available there as well.
Since not everyone may want to have all the photos, we have also put the e-book, with patterns only in our Ravelry store. It can be found here. Schnapps-isms is also available, patterns only in our Craftsy store, found here.
The patterns included are:
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Welcome to the Delaware Head Huggers blog called Knitting with Schnapps!
Schnapps always was and always will be our mascot and the inspiration for all we do. He was perfection wrapped in fur and the absolute best dog ever. We lost him June 21, 2018, when he was 14 years old. His loss is felt every single day, but we try to honor all he taught us during his brief time with us by continuing to spread kindness.
Schnapps has over 250 knitting patterns published on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy and Amazon. He has inspired thousands of chemo caps to be knit for those in need and his designs will hopefully continue to inspire many more.