More Beanies ready for donation

I have taken my newborn beanie pattern and made one with a lacy look, one with some added ribbing and texture around the beanie itself and made a seamless, in the round beanie with a very simple edging. SONY DSC Will be donating all of these to our local hospital for their new maternity ward.  I can just picture some sweet little ones going home with these and it puts a great big smile on my face. Take your crochet style to another level too by trying new techniques to this very basic pattern. The super simple and subtle edging was just crocheting on the last row in each stitch — a SL (slip stitch), CH  one (chain stitch), SL, CH one, SL, CH one around the entire beanie.


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Newborn/Preemie Crochet Pattern

Just discovered a fellow crocheter from Ravelry  (a wonderful crochet/knit site) who has been busy making my newborn/preemie crochet beanie pattern and donating them to her local hospital.  Way to go Loz!!

Check out her website to see her cute beanies!!

Let me know if anyone else has been making these too!!  They really are easy and loads of fun to make and for a wonderful cause.



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Donating Hats and/or Mittens for Children

One of my favorite web communities is called Craftsy and at the present time they are hosting a donation program for keeping homeless and/or less fortunate children warm this winter.  They have set a goal of 10,000 items to be donated for this program from November through January.  Your donation can be a new item or handmade.

Quick ‘n Cozy Winter Beanie with the Scalloped Scarf

They are looking for hats, mittens, scarves, etc.  Feel free to use my quick ‘n cozy crochet beanie pattern if you want to donate a handmade item.  Also, on the Craftsy website they have two (2) free patterns available to make for this donation drive.

Send your donations to:


Attn:  Keep Out The Cold

2150 West 29th Avenue, 4th floor

Denver, CO  80211

Just wanted to pass on this information and hope you can add your donation to this cause.  Click on the word Craftsy and it will take you directly to their site for more details.


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