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#MandalasforMarinke

if you follow my Facebook page, you have already gotten the terrible news. The amazingly talented and bright designer, Marinke, “Wink”, from A Creative Being Blog, lost her battle with depression. She has left this cruel world.  It is so sad and hits close to home.   The kind and sweet lady named, Kathryn, over at Crochetconcupiscence started a wonderful rememberance project involving mandalas that YOU too can be a part of, to help honor Wink’s life, but to also raise awareness for depression.  You can find all the details on how to participate HERE

I love all all of her patterns so at some point I will make them all, here is my contribution to the #mandalasformarinke project. This pattern, by Wink can be found HERE

imageAll of the contbutions sent in get to be a part of an art show in San Francisco to raise awareness for depression and to honor Wink. I am happy to say that I get the wonderful opportunity of going to the show(I live a few towns over) so I am looking forward to seeing all the love for Wink there!!! 


If you, or anyone you know struggles with suicide, please contact: 

1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

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Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 78

1920’s Lacy Headband design by Hopeful Honey. 

  This FREE pattern can be found HERE

I LIED, I’m still obsessed with vintage patterns!  I knew exactly where to find my next one too. My go to gal from Hopeful Honey!  This took me a half hour to work up. Waiting room status!  I love how the stiches work up into such a pretty lacy look. I used a larger thicker weight of yarn so I had to check my gauge and ended up using a 4.0 mm hook instead. It worked perfectly. Her designs are so lovely and very easy to follow. 

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews · Roundup

Day 77: Sunday Summer Hat Roundup

Taking a break from my usual hunt for vintage, I took a liking to these amazing and huge sunday hats. Big wide brims, some with bows or huge flowers to make a statement. I had to hunt down more patterns to make for this coming summer!  Here is a roundup of free and paid patterns for Sunday hats, as well as some great embellishment patterns!  Paid patterns marked by 💰

  

1.) Wide Brimmed Crochet Hat Pattern Review– RRC

💰2.) Southern and Sassy– Elk Studio

💰3.) Shades of Spring-Grammys Creations(Becky Dirlam)

4.) Adult Spring or Easter Hat-Cre8tion Crochet

💰5.) Simply Southern-Elk Studio

💰6.) Ashmar Garden Hat– Snappy Tots

💰7.) Southern Breeze– Elk Studio

8.) Sassy Bow– Simply Collectible Crochet. 

9.) Easy Crochet Flower(Headband full pattern)- Simply Collectible Crochet. 

💰10.) Garland Sun Hat– CP Creations

💰11.) Southern Bliss summer Hat– Elk Studio

12.) Belmont Sun Hat- KatiDCreations 

13.) Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern Review– RRC

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 61

Desert Hope Slouch Beanie design by Simply Collectible Crochet. 



This FREE pattern can be found HERE

I get car sick really easy so everytime we travel I crochet to distract myself. This trip was a half hour trip. I finished all but one row of this hat in that trip. My fault. Coffee break. It was easy to read and follow. It took me no time at all to make and I love how you stitch between the double crochets. It makes a really neat looking texture when finished. 

Check out day 60 HERE

365days of Hats · Free Pattern · Robertsons Ridge Technique

Day 52. Funky Fez Hat

My husband is a Huge history buff. We’ve been filling the house with historical related podcasts. We just finished the rule and fall of the Roman Empire and moved onto the Ottoman Empire. They discussed fez hats and the ban on them due to tensions with Austrian trade.
What caught my attention was i was actually first introduced to the fez via vintage American smoking jacket characters in the movies. Haha. Well I’m On my ridge and vintage kick, so I came up with this fez design while we listened to the Ottoman Empire tapes.

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Funky Fez Hat

red heart super saver solids
5.5mm hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

HDC- half double crochet
Slst- slip stitch
BLO- back loop only
FLO- front loop only
Dchdc- decrease half double crochet

This hat uses the Robertson Ridge Technique.

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Magic circle. 9hdc in circle. Join to first HDC with slst
Ch1 2 hdc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next2. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next3. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next4. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next5. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2hdc, HDC in next6. Repeat around
Ch1, in BLO , HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join tomch1 with slst
Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
For the next 3rows, ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
For the next 2rows ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, sc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst. Fasten off. Weave in ends

Add tassel if desired.

Check out day 51 HERE.

365days of Hats · Free Pattern

Day 43: Salty Sailor AntiSlouch Hat

My husband came to me with a pretty specific order. He’s a Capricorn for those of you who know your astrology. So yes, detail oriented with perfectionist undertones. He wanted, no poms, not a slouch hat, no brim with a hat bill, no stripes, different color brim with texture, crown not textured, among many other requests along the way. It took me a long time to write. Sigh. I love yah honey 😉

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Now I did make it a slouch beanie too. It can be worn both ways if you really want to!

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I know he said no slouch, but how could you not love the versatility of a two in one hat!?!?!?

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Salty Sailor hat

Two colors Red heart super saver
6.0mm hook J

Sc- single crochet
HDC- half double crochet
Fpdc- front post double crochet
Bpdc- back post double crochet
Slst-slip stitch

Row1.)Starting with magic circle, ch2,10sc in center. Join to ch2 with slst
Row2.) ch2, 2hdc in each sp around. Join to ch2 with slst
Row3.) ch2, 2hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around. Join to ch2 with slst
Row4.) ch2, 2hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around. Join to ch2 with slst
Row5.) ch2, hdc around. Join to ch2 with slst
Row6.) ch2, 2hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Row7.) ch2, hdc around. Join to ch2 with slst
Row8.) ch2, 2hdc, hdc in next 4 sp. repeat around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Row9.) ch2, hdc around, join to ch2 with slst
Row10.)ch2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 19 sp. Join to ch2 with slst
Rows11-25.)ch2, hdc in each sp around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Switch to color B. Flip hat inside out so wrong side is facing out. Brim rows will be worked this way to get the bend/fold in place.
Row26.) ch1, sc around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Row27.) ch2, bphdc, fpdc, repeat around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Rows28-33.) repeat row 27
fasten off. Weave in ends. Turn hat right side out.

Check out day 42 HERE.

365days of Hats · Free Pattern · Robertsons Ridge Technique

Day 39: Pretty Pillbox Vintage Hat

I’m stuck on a huge vintage kick! I’ve been looking everywhere for a decent pillbox hat pattern. I just couldn’t find one :(. So I made one!

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What you will need
5.5mm hook
Bernat, Vickie Howell Sheepish (I used two strands at once)
Tapestry needle
Buttons or embellishments(I used my grandmothers buttons so they were literally vintage)

This pattern mainly uses single crochet. It also calls for back loop only(BLO) and front loop only(FLO)
For video tutorial on how to crochet in FLO and BLO click HERE.

This hat features the Robertsons Ridge Technique

Pretty pill box hat

Magic circle, 6sc in magic circle
2sc in each sp around
2sc, sc Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 2. Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 3. Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 4. Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 5. Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 6. Repeat around
2sc, so in next 7. Repeat around
2sc, sc in next 8. Repeat around.
Ch1, in BLO sc in each sp around.
Ch1, in FLO Sc in each sp around
Ch1, in FLO Sc in each sp around.
For next 4 rounds, sc around.
Slst around. Fasten off weave in ends.
Embellish as desired 🙂

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Check out day 38 HERE.