Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway! The Knitted Hat Book!

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I have a fantastic review & giveaway for you today lovelies! I recently was able to check out The Knitted Hat Book (ISBN: 978-1-63250-221-6, Interweave F+W).

The Knitted Hat Book is full of fun and fashion forward hats for both men and women including beanies, toques, berets, and slouches. Not only are there lots of hat styles to choose from, there are also a variety of stitch patterns including cables, lace, Fair Isle, slip stitch, and ribbing.

Interesting details are the hallmark of this book like this gorgeous "Flora Embellished Cloche" It features a unique gathered side and fabulous flower.

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The Knitted Hat Book features lovely full color photos...for the perfect dose of knitting inspiration! I love this neutral, modern slip stitch slouch...perfect for everyday!


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The book also has hats for men like the one shown below.  Need a little help?  There's an illustrated section in the back for basic skills like casting on, decreases, special stitches, gauge, i-cords, increases, and lots more.  When you're done knitting your hat, you can also get help for finishing work, seaming, pom poms and more!



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With all of the gorgeous yarn used in the photos, not to worry...there's a "Yarn Sources" section to help you find a perfect skein for your hat!


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One of my favorite projects from the book would have to be the "Blossom Appliqu├ęd Beanie" Loving the texture from the pretty blooms...lovely!


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Now is you chance to win a copy of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends October 4 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Team Spirit! 12 Free Crochet Patterns...


Fall is officially here and with it comes back to school and the beginning of the fall sports seasons.  Watching a game can be chilly and downright cold at times!  Whether you're watching kids play at school or cozying up together at a stadium, here are 12 free crochet patterns to cheer on your favorite team this year!  Try making a matching hat and scarf to stay warm.  Or perhaps a generously sized throw to drape over your entire family's lap as you snuggle up together on a beautiful fall day.  Go team!!

Note:  Click on the link below each photo to go directly to the free pattern.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Autumn Glow Fingerless Mitts!



The Autumn Glow Fingerless Mitts are a fun and fast project to welcome fall! Crocheted in a lovely autumn shade, they are finished with a decorative button too and work great for keeping hands cozy and fingers free. There are two sizes offered, a smaller size and larger size, with full instructions for both.  If you need a little help, there's a full video tutorial too!


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Autumn Glow Fingerless Mitts
By Jennifer Dickerson



Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Materials:

  • 5.0 mm H crochet hook
  • 1/2 skein Bijou Spun Himalaya Trail by Bijou Basin Ranch, colorway shown is "Sunshine"  Note: this is a fingering weight yarn is yarn substitutions need to be made.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 buttons

Smaller Sizing:

  • 5 inches tall
  • 8 inches circumference

Larger Sizing:

  • 5 inches tall
  • 9 inches along each side triangle side


Instructions for the Smaller Size:

Ch 33, join with a sl st in furthest ch from the hook.

Round 1: Ch 3, then dc in each ch around.  Join to close in top ch of turning ch with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have a total of 8 rounds.  For a longer cuff, you can work more rounds at this point.

Left Mitt Only 

Thumbhole round 1:  Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Chain 8, then skip over the next 6 stitches, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Thumbhole round 2: Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * until you arrive at the thumbhole (ch 8 space) and work 6 dc into the space, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Right Mitt Only 

Thumbhole round 1: Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat until 10 stitches remain on the round (a stitch marker will help mark the spot if needed).  Chain 8, then skip the next 6 stitches, *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, the a bpdc in each of the last two stitches on the round.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Thumbhole round 2: Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * until you arrive at the thumbhole (ch 8 space) and work 6 dc into the space, then *work a fpdc in the last two stitches, then join to close round with a sl st.

Instructions for Top of Mitt:

Repeat round 3 one time, then repeat rounds 2 and 3 for a total of six rounds.  You can work more rounds of this section for a taller top section if you like.



Instructions for Larger Size:

Ch 37, join with a sl st in furthest ch from the hook.

Round 1: Ch 3, then dc in each ch around.  Join to close in top ch of turning ch with a sl st to close round.

Round 2: Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have a total of 8 rounds.  For a longer cuff, you can work more rounds at this point.

Left Mitt Only 

Thumbhole round 1: Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Chain 10, then skip over the next 8 stitches, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpsc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Thumbhole round 2: Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * until you arrive at the thumbhole (ch 10 space) and work 8 dc into the space, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round, then join to close round with a sl st.

Right Mitt Only 

Thumbhole round 1: Ch 3, then *work a bpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat until 12 stitches remain on the round (a stitch marker will help mark the spot if needed).  Chain 10, then skip the next 8 stitches, *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, the a bpdc in each of the last two stitches on the round.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Thumbhole round 2:  Ch 3, then *work a fpdc in each of the next two stitches, then a bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * until you arrive at the thumbhole (ch 10 space) and work 8 dc into the space, then *work a fpdc in the last two stitches, then join to close round with a sl st.

Instructions for Top of Mitt:

Repeat round 3 one time, then repeat rounds 2 and 3 for a total of six rounds.  You can work more rounds of this section for a taller top section if you like.

Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in any ends and if you like you can sew button as shown on the wrist area.

Happy crocheting lovelies!


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