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Easy to Crochet Flower Headbands

Crochet flower headbands are so quick and easy to make.  I’m aways looking for ways to use up my many partial skeins of yarn.  It seems those partially used skeins keep multiplying.  I hate to throw them away and sometimes there isn’t enough yarn to make a big or medium sized project.  I saw these little stretchy headbands at my local Dollar Tree store.  I liked them but they were just too plain.   I decided to add some crochet flowers to the headbands to make them a little fancier.   Here is what I came up with:  Crochet Flower Headbands  : )

Crochet Flower Headband

Crochet Flower Headband

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Today’s Project is a Robot Crochet hat

robot crochet hat showed  up this week.  (Insert Star Wars music here).  It’s a BB-8 Inspired hat.  A Robot Crochet Hat!

I have been a Star Wars fan since the beginning saga in the 70’s.   The whole idea of a fantasy world is always fun.  This past year Star Wars released their latest film “The Force Awakens.”   I have to admit that the last few Star Wars movies (Not the original series) was not really my favorites.  However, this last film “The Force Awakens” I really liked.

Robot Crochet hat

Robot  Crochet Hat

 

I found it refreshening and fun.  I really enjoyed the introduction of the new droid  BB-8.  I have been wanting to make a hat inspired by his fun personality but with so many other things going around that it has taken me this long to get around to finally crocheting one.  I hope you enjoy this Robot crochet hat. 

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Crochet Bunny Hat in time for Easter

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Crochet Bunny Hat

Learn to crochet this Bunny Hat

A Crochet Bunny hat seemed like the natural project with Easter just around the corner.  It’s a fun and easy Crochet Hat.  You can adjust the sizes to make it from baby to adult sizes.  The hook recommendations are just a general recommendation.  Everyone crochets at a different gauge.  I tend to crochet and knit on a tighter side.   You will need medium weight yarn.  I chose white and pink but you can choose your own colors.  I have made this same in a Light brown and beige for boys.  You will begin by crocheting my basic beanie in White medium weight yarn.

Written instructions on next page.  Please continue reading for full instructions.  Please visit my YouTube channel for lots of other great tutorials besides this hat at: http://www.youtube.com/user/yolandasotolopez

 

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Crochet Santa Hat

Santa Hat

Crochet Santa Hat

I tried something different on my YouTube channel today.  It’s hard to believe that we are now into the Christmas season.  OK, let’s be honest tomorrow is Thanksgiving but after tomorrow it will be here…in full bloom:  Christmas season.   I realize that even saying Christmas is no longer politically correct for many.  Things like Winter Holidays seems to be what is popular.   In my home we celebrate Christmas and so do many of my friends.   That includes shopping for Christmas tree.  Bringing our our ornaments and decorations.   Most of the people in my neighborhood will put up Christmas lights on their homes and decorate their lawns.

I will probably be invited to go Christmas caroling although to be on the safe side I try not to sing.  Singing is not my forte.   I wanted to make something fun to wear during the season.  I came up with this fun and cute Santa Hat with buckle.   I have sized it for various sizes including children and adults.   I am doing something a little different with this video.  I am making it available for purchase on my channel.   I wanted to make it something that is affordable.  This is a step-by-step tutorial like most of my other videos.  It runs for about 45 minutes.   What I like about it is that it uses basic stitches and techniques.   As much as I would love to continue providing all free videos I need to start making some more income to be able to pay my bills and expenses which include the expenses for running the channel and this blog.   It takes many hours for each new video which doesn’t even include creating the pattern.  Making the item and having it tested.  Then there is the filming and video editing.   A half hour video can take up to 40 hours to create.   I hope you will support me in this endeavor.  I realize that money might be tight.  This is why there are still over 610 free videos available on my channel.   Those will continue to be free.  I will also continue to upload other free videos.  The end of the year is here and expenses are high.  Thanks for understanding and your support.

XOXO,

Yolanda

To purchase the video please go to my YouTube Channel and click on recent uploads:   http://  www.youtube.com/user/yolandasotolopez

 

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Help! I need you to participate in our annual Hat & Scarf Drive

I am writing this post to ask for help.  That’s right, I can’t do it alone.  For over a decade now my husband and I have been supporting the Lily of the Valley orphanages in Mexico.  There are 3 total (so far).  1 is located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and 2 others are located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.   Each Christmas I like to coordinate a Hat and scarf drive for the children of the orphanages.   This is a chance for children to receive a new hat and scarf set made with love.   This year once again I am running the drive.   We are in need of hats and scarfs for both sexes and for ages Infant to 18 years of age.
You can make any style of hat.  It can be crochet, knit, loom, or sewn.  Our goal is to receive 800 sets.  This will ensure that each child will receive a set.  I would also like to request baby blankets (approximately 33 x 35 inches) or lap afghans for the younger children.  Many people seem surprised to learn that Mexico has some very cold regions.  Not every part is tropical.   I hope you will consider participating.

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