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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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Easy Crochet Elf Hat

This Easy Crochet Elf Hat is so fast and easy to make.    As promised I have included the ears.  Ears are optional but do give it that “elf” look.  This is just a fun hat and can be made in your favorite Christmas colors.

Crochet Elf Hat

Easy Crochet Elf Hat

This is sized for a women/older teenager.  To adjust for a child Check out these hook suggestions.   Everyone crochets differently.  I tend to crochet tightly especially after my hands are tired.

This sizing chart are just suggestions.  Try the hat on the recipient probably before making your last 3 rows of the green (after Round 19);  If it’s too tight just repeat one more row of increases.   I hope you enjoy this fun hat.  Remember, after this post free written patterns will be emailed every 2 weeks to members only.   If you want to receive my bi-weekly newsletter  (It will be short, I promise)  and free written patterns for any projects created that week (I will also start adding patterns for past videos) you need to sign up to become a member.  Sign-up is easy.  Just submit your email when you see the membership signup notice.   I need your email in order to send you the newsletter, patterns and other goodies.  Basic membership is free.

There are two options available with or without ears.   YouTube Video Tutorial  click  Here

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Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

The Minions have been a hit for quite a  while now.   I wanted to crochet a hat that was inspired by them.  This hat uses basic stitches although I have added some 3D features to help your hat stand out.  I made a YouTube Video tutorial and have provided the links for you.  At this time I only have the written pattern available on my Revelry store.  If you would like to purchase your pattern here is the link:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inspired-by-despicable-me-beanies

If you are a visual learner my YouTube video tutorials are available to help.  It’s a great idea to download the written pattern and follow along as I work the hats on the videos.  This will teach you how patterns are written and is a good aide in learning to read patterns if you don’t already know how to do that.

To view the video tutorials please go to the next page.

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