Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2N1 Warm Hat Pattern

Here is the result of 2 hat patterns that I really liked and wanted them both together. I did the math and here it is! That is why I called it the 2N1 Warm Hat pattern! It's a really quick, easy, and fun hat to make. I am making these hats for a very special project and the purple one above is made in Memory of my Mom ~ she loved purple. So I hope the lady that receives this purple hat will feel the love that was crocheted into it and will keep her warm this winter! Enjoy the hat pattern - let me know what you think of it!

2N1 Warm Hat
by Beth Parsons, copyright

Materials Needed: 4 ply yarn
K hook

Guage: With K hook, 3 dc = 1 inch

Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. (Ch 3 counts as first dc). Join in top of 4th ch with sl st. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each dc around. Join in top of 3rd ch. (24dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join in top of 3rd ch. (36dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join in top of 3rd ch. (48dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join in top of 3rd ch, (60dc)

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in each dc around. Join in top of 3rd ch. (60dc)

Round 7: Ch 3, *fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join in top of 3rd ch. (30FPDC, 30dc = 60dc)

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in each dc around. Join to top of 3rd ch. (60dc)

Round 9: Repeat Rnd 7.

Round 10: Repeat Rnd 8.

Round 11: Repeat Rnd 7.

Round 12: Repeat Rnd 8.

Round 13: Repeat Rnd 7.

Round 14: Repeat Rnd 8.

Round 15: Repeat Rnd 7.

Round 16: Repeat Rnd 8.

Round 17: Repeat Rnd 7.

Round 18: Repeat Rnd 8. At end of this row, join to top fo 3rd ch. You can end off if you like or place a reverse crochet stitch around edge of hat. End off. Work in all loose ends and cut off. NOTE: You will have 6 FPDC ridge rows down hat (ridge row = dc round and a FPDC round) Last row of hat will be a dc round.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday, but it's also a very sad day for me. My Mom is not here with me to celebrate my birthday with me. She passed away in March. So this is one of those "firsts" to live thru. I miss my Mom so much. She was the best Mom. Always there for me, supporting me, loving me, guiding me, hugging me, putting up with me...the best Mom. She was the best Grandma and GG ever. Gone too soon. It's so hard. Just wish I could skip the entire day and move on to the 26th. At least for me.

On to other news and laughs for you! The EARTHQUAKE! You know, the one that has been in all the news on the East Coast! I went to my Mom's property to mow. I was taking a break and sitting in a folding chair in the front yard, by the front porch, talking to my son, Chris, on my cell phone. All of a sudden I felt my chair wiggle. I thought - it's not that windy out. Then I quickly thought, I'm not nervous...by then I heard the front door to the house start shaking and the glass in the door shaking...I yelled in the phone to my son "Oh My God, we're having an earthquake!" Well, he proceeds to tell me I'm crazy! haha By then, me and my chair were really rocking and I jumped up and looked at the house. All the windows and the door were shaking! I told my son what was happening and he didn't want to believe me. Then people started coming outside, yelling and asking what is going on and poor kids screaming and crying. It was alittle scary! Having gone thru tornadoes but never a earthquake, was just alittle scary! Especially finding out that the epicenter was in Mineral, VA, which was 72 miles South of us! So no wonder I was a rocking in my chair! My son called me back and said "You know, I was wonder why the ceiling fan was moving around" He thought it was his wife jumping around! hahaha They live in Martinsburg, WV, which is about 20 minutes North of Winchester where I live. So that turned out to be a very interesting day! I finally got the entire yard and garden mowed. I was tired when I got home!

So much for now...hugs and love to all!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Remember Me?

Alot has been going on over the past few months. Finally getting around to updating my blogs and catching up on new patterns and visiting my friends!

Here is the latest picture of the twins - Colby and Clayton! They are just the cutest. They went to Duke in NC to be tested for SCID's and have to return on my birthday, the 25th, for more testing. Better safe than sorry. Chris and Trish both said the Duke is a MUCH better hospital and wished that Hayden could have went there. The boys are doing great and growing well. Clayton is just a happy boy! Colby is the serious one! I love them and miss them so much!

At one of my favorite yarn stores in Winchester, Never Enough Yarn, she had a contest. The person knitting the most drain bags for women who have surgery as a result of breast cancer, wins a $50 gift certificate. My friend, Chris, gave me the pattern and being a new knitter, I thought I would try it. I had a ball making these drain bags and couldn't wait to finish one and start on a new color! I ended up making 38 bags and won the contest! Chris came in a close 2nd, making 35, and she won a $15 gift certificate. I posted pics of the bags and what I got from my winnings on my Crafty Cupboard blog. Having fun knitting now, but I still love to crochet!!!

Matt, my youngest son, and his girlfriend, Holli, are expecting a little girl August 28th. Her name will be Abigail (Abby) Sylvia Louise. The middle names are after my Mom and her grandmother. I hope she is born on the 25th, that would be the BEST birthday present! But we will see!

Can you believe that September is just around the corner? Where has time gone? On one hand time has gone by fast. But when it comes to thinking of my Mom, I wish I could rewind time. But I can't. I miss her so much. Yes, I am having a very hard time dealing with her gone. She was the best Mom, my best friend, my support, my hugger - my everything. Just so hard here with out her. She loved seeing all the things I made. I really dread my birthday coming up. My day without my Mom. But I know she and Hayden are in Heaven having fun and making up for lost time! And I know she kept her pinky promise with me!

So...until my next post, hugs and love to everyone! I've missed you all!!!