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HAPPY WEDNESDAY FLASH SALE Sprinkled with Pixie Dust!

In preparation for the upcoming Fall holiday – I’ve put my darling Pixie Dust beanie pattern on sale for 50% off the regular list price of $3.99 in my Ravelry Shop – that brings the pattern to just $1.99!!!!

This flash sale begins today, 8/20 and ends on 8/24! With a sprinkle of pixie dust, fly right on over and get your pattern today – click here! And while you’re here reading this post, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog! <3

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   <3 To receive your 50% off discount at checkout, use coupon code FWS199 <3

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<3 ~ Wendy

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FLASH FRIDAY SALE!!!

YAY!!!

IT’S A FLASH FRIDAY SALE

STARTING TODAY!

Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest Crochet Pattern

This very fashionably functional cross-body cowl vest is really fun to make. The pattern is chalk-full of photo-tutorials and detailed garment construction. Using the suggested yarn and hooks, you TOO, can make this lovely garment!

 

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Find the pattern in my Ravelry store and use coupon code FF40 at checkout to receive 40% off the regular purchase price of $6.49 for the Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest pattern!

Sale ends 08/17/2014.

<3 ~ Wendy

Free Pattern ~ Easy Crochet Headband/Earwarmer/Neckwarmer

One pattern, three different looks! Make it a rainbow, character-themed, striped, or solid. All of your instructions are right here to create your uniquely “yours” headband, earwarmer and/or neckwarmer. By using the hair elastic, you can enjoy this project in warm and cool weather! How festive for the holidays or to sport at your favorite theme-park without worrying about a hat flying off while riding your favorite ride! This is a guided pattern, so can be made in all sizes. Make it totally yours – repeat or delete rows to make wider or narrower; add motifs or not. Use a lighter weight yarn or a cotton blend to make it cooler for the warmer weather, use a wool blend worsted weight for those colder months. Go up or down a hook size, depending upon your needs.

The pattern is so versatile and easy – great stash buster too!

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<3  Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites and Queues!  <3

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MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn (models made with Hobby Lobby I love this yarn neon/metallic, and Caron Simply Soft Party)
  • H hook (US 8, 5.00mm)
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Hair elastic
  • Finished width – Headband, Bow, Snowflake, Peppermint approximately 3-1/2”

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch=chain
  • Dc=double crochet
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sk=skip
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St(s)=stitch(es)
  • Xhdc=crossed half double crochet

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, join rounds with a sl st to first st.

NOTES

  • This is a guided pattern using average head circumference – Adult: 22-23”, Child: 20-21”, Toddler: 17-19”, Baby: 12-16”.
  • Chainless sc foundation row should be 2” less than the head circumference measurement you are making.
  • When working the pattern, take care NOT to twist your work when attaching to the elastic.
  • When working R3 and repeats of R3, work your sts into the top loops of the previous row’s sl sts.
  • Rainbow stripe pattern – ROYGBV – start with red and work R1/R2, change colors with the ch1 of R2, then repeat the sequence with orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, changing colors with ch1 of R3.
  • Two stripe pattern – R1/R2 with first color, then change color with ch1 of R2; then repeat the sequence, changing colors with ch1 of R3 repeats.
  • Solid pattern – work the entire pattern without changing colors.

SPECIAL STITCHES

PATTERN

Headband:

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  • R1: Sl st to elastic, ch2, work a chainless sc foundation row to 2” less than the head circumference of your recipient, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R2: Sl st each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R3: *hdc 1, sk st, Xhdc* repeat ** across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R4: repeat R2.
  • R5: repeat R3.
  • R6: repeat R2.
  • R7: repeat R3.
  • R8: repeat R2.
  • R9: repeat R3.
  • R10: repeat R2.
  • R11: work 1 sc each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R12: sl st each st across, sl st to elastic. Finish off, weave in ends.

EMBELLISHMENTS

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Bow:

  • R1: ch13, hdc 2nd ch from hook, work 1 hdc each remaining st, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R2: Work 1 hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R3-4: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (12)
  • To make center wrap, use an 18” piece of yarn, thread your yarn needle; fold the bow in half meeting short ends to find the middle. Weave your needle and yarn across the fold. Remove needle, leaving a long tail. Now take your bow and pinch the center where your yarn wrap is, use the long tail and tightly pull the center, tie a tight knot with short tail and long tail. Leaving the short tail free, wrap the center of your bow tightly with your long tail to your liking, then with your hook, grab the leftover long tail (about 4”) and pull under the wrap to the opposite side from your short 4” tail. Bring both tails to top of wrap and tie a secure knot. Tie or sew to your headband. Tip: I tie my motifs to the headband inside with a little bow, so I can change them out at will.

Snowflake:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: *sc 1, ch1*, repeat ** five more times, join. (12)
  • R3: *ch4, sk 1, sc 1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R4: *sc 1, ch4, sc 1, ch1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R5: Working into the loops of R4, work *2 sc, ch5, 2 sc* into loop, ch1, repeat 5 more times. Finish off leaving a long tail for tying/sewing to your headband.

Peppermint:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: Alternating red/white yarn with last pull through of the previous 2 dc, work 2 dc into each st around, join. (12)
  • R3: Colorwork: 2 red dc, 2 white dc each st around, join pulling both colors up to the join loop. (24).
  • R4: Working with both strands twisted tightly together, sl st loosely each st around, join. Finish off with an invisible finish, leaving long tails.

Pom-Poms

  • Make two pom-poms with long tails for tying/sewing to headband.  Great “Perfect Pom-Pom tutorial” by Make It Handmade: Click here – super easy just using your hand and wrapping yarn!

©The Hooked Haberdasher, All Rights Reserved

Tutorials courtesy of: New Stitch A Day, Make it Handmade, and Little Birdie Secrets

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I sure hope you enjoy this pattern, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you!

<3 ~ Wendy

Easy Headband/Earwarmer/Neckband PDF download

 

It’s TIME to PLAY the BIG HUNT – Crochet Scavenger Hunt!

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Yesterday began the start of the BIG HUNT game of the Crochet Scavenger hunt - click here for all of the details! If you need a recap of the goings on click here. All of us have had so much fun putting this fabulous game together for you all! While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss a single thing! <3

There are many ways to win! There is a special Rafflecopter Game Giveaway for liking our Facebook pages click this link – winner receives an Annual Pattern Pass to The Hooked Haberdasher’s Ravelry Shop! There is another way to win by playing “Share The Game” – three free patterns of your choice from Pattern Paradise. And yet another way – the “Treasure Hunt” – the winner will receive a copy of MNE Crafts Collection, Vol 1,  e-book… and yet one more is the “Pinterest Game” with a free pattern from Danyel Pink Designs and KatiDcreations. EVERYBODY WINS – just for playing/finishing the game every player will receive 2 crochet patterns!

Here is a visual of all of the prizes!

Grand Prize

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<3  Red Heart  Prize Pack

<3  Light scoop Deluxe courtesy of Crochet Street (you can read Lorene’s review of this product HERE)

<3 1 year subscription to Happily Hooked Magazine

<3 4 fall themed patterns from Acorn Tree Creations

Second Place Prize

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<3 Yarn bowl from Mudcrush Pottery – winner pays shipping

<3 1 free pattern (Calliope Shawl) from Cre8tion Crochet

<3 1 free pattern (ninja set) from Simply Collectible Crochet

<3 1 free pattern (Huntress Cowl) from The Hooked Haberdasher

<3 Hermit Crab Stitch Markers & 1 manatee ink pen from The Clay Sheep

Third Place Prize

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<3 2 free patterns (Criss Cross Sandals & Mermaid Tail prop) from MNE Crafts

<3 1 free pattern (cocoon) from Little Monkey’s Crochet

<3 Scissors sheep from Acorn Tree Creations

<3 Winner’s choice existing handspun/dyed yarn  from Keep me in Stitchez (winner pays shipping)

<3 1 Annual Pass to the Hooked Haberdasher

Mini-Game Prizes

Pinterest Game

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Treasure Hunt Game

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Share The Hunt Game

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Like our Facebook Pages Rafflecopter Giveaway

Follow on Facebook Giveaway Prize

Every player WINS!

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Come play Today! The game ends August 11, 2014.

<3 ~ Wendy

Crochet Scavenger Hunt Game & Giveaway!

The game is the Crochet Scavenger Hunt hosted by MNE Crafts!

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There are lots of prizes to be obtained – for all the details and to meet the designers and vendors participating in the Crochet Scavenger Hunt, head on over to the first post!

 The BIG SCAVENGER HUNT will begin on Friday, August 8 and run through Monday August 11th…

But now wait for it … there are Crochet Scavenger Hunt mini-pregames with GREAT prizes! There is a clue hidden in today’s post for today’s Crochet Scavenger Hunt mini-pregame = the treasure hunt! Find the first clue and you’ll be on the hunt to gather ye treasures!

Crochet Scavenger Hunt! http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/08/crochet-scavenger-hunt-game-rules-prizes.html

One of the treasures can be found on THIS blog – but you must start from the beginning with the first clue to the first blog’s treasure – read today’s post from MNE Crafts for the clue. Remember time is of the essence! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

<3 ~ Wendy

Free Pattern – Stitch’n Style Handbag

Goodness knows how the time has flown by! Our July Crochet-A-Long (CAL) and Facebook event, hosted by Pattern Paradise, Charmed By Ewe and myself, has come to a close. The entries were entered into the drawing for the prizes, the winners have been picked and notified. Thank you to all who participated!!! Now don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss out on the next one <3

With that being said, the full pattern has now been released and it is FREE!

~~Click here to add to your Ravelry Favorites and Queues!~~

Stitch'n Style Free Pattern

 

<3 ~ Wendy

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Stitch’n Style Handbag CAL Ending Soon!

Did you hop along with us for the Stitch’n Style Handbag Blog Hop CAL, hosted by Charmed By Ewe, Pattern Paradise and The Hooked Haberdasher? The event ends tomorrow – get your photo of your finished project to us on the pinned post of the Facebook Event to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prizes!

LOOK at this wonderful bag from Cecelia – <3 the color combo!

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 And another from Karen, which she made into a diaper bag – Genius!

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Entries for the drawing ends tomorrow 7/31/14 at midnight, so be sure to get your entry in on the Facebook Event page!

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~ Wendy

72 Hour Flash Sale!

72 hour flash sale!

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The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern is on sale at 40% off for the next 72 hours only!

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Model photos courtesy of Yarn Medley’s From The Heart

Hurry on over to my Ravelry Shop and use coupon code DOLLY40 at checkout to receive your 40% off discount of the Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern! Flash sale expires 7/26/14 11:59 p.m. MDT.

~ Wendy

Project Sweet Peas & Free Character Hat Pattern!

I belong to a wonderful group on Facebook – Elk Studio Crocheters, founded by Kathy Lashley of Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet. There is a charity event monthly called Elk Studio-From The Heart. Anyone can join in the gift of giving by going to the linked webpage.

This month’s charity is Project Sweet Peas, organized by my dear friend, Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise. The charity has conveyed their needs and one of the requests was for “character hats”, as the loving nurses in the NICU <3 to dress up the newborn babies in their care for Halloween. So I hunted around for free “character hat” patterns – and there are a lot out there – in fact so many, I was overwhelmed. With that being said, I put my designing mind to work and with hook to yarn, came up with “character” pom-pom hats. Oh, goodness – what fun I had making these tiny little newborn hats and decided I would share my design with you as a free pattern. I encourage you to use this pattern not only for personal use, but to also make “character hats” for newborns and donate to your local NICU, as most NICUs all over the country like to dress their babies up for the fall holiday! I learned something years ago when I was making handcrafted greeting cards – since you have all the supplies at the “ready”, why not make two or three at the same sitting – this applies now to my crochet projects, too. So while you’re making one of these hats for a newborn, why not make two or three or TEN, and gift some to your local hospital’s NICU.  Your generosity would be greatly appreciated, especially by the family of the newborns staying in the NICU! Please visit the Project Sweet Peas website to learn more about how you can help in their efforts. Click here to add this pattern to your queue and favorites on Ravelry so you don’t lose it <3

So without further ado, here is the free newborn “character” hat pattern.

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MATERIALS

Worsted weight yarn (“red character”-black, red, yellow, white; “pink character”-black, pink, white)

Size H hook (8/5.00mm)

Yarn needle

Fiberfill – optional

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch=chain

Hdc=half double crochet

Sc=single crochet

Sk=skip

Sl st=slip stitch

St=stitch(es)

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go in the next st. When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set. The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Newborn size fits head circumference 12-13”
  • Using the nearly seamless round technique by Cre8tion Crochet. For the hdc using this technique, I sl st into both top loops. See the videotutorial for a visual reference.

HAT (directions for “red character”; “pink character” options below)

R1: With black start with a magic ring, hdc 10 into ring, join with sl st to 1st hdc. Tighten ring. (10)

R2: ch1, sk1, 2hdc each st to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (20)

R3: ch1, sk1, *hdc 1, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (30)

R4: ch1, sk1, *hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R5: ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R6-R8: repeat R5. (40)

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Fig. 1 working “beneath” (over) R14

R9-R13: Change color to red. ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R14: Change color to yellow. Ch1, sl st each st around, join with sl st to 1st sl st. (40)

R15: Ch1, turn. Working beneath R14, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. (40)- see Fig 1

R16-R20: ch1, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. R20 Finish off leaving a 36” tail for sewing. (40)

BUTTONS (make 2)

R1: With white start with a magic ring, sc 8 into the ring, sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring. (8)

R2: sl st each st around. Finish off, leaving a 4” tail. (8)

POM POMS (make 2)

Using black, either use the green clover pom-pom maker or wrap the yarn around your palm 40-50 times, carefully remove loops from your hand. With an 8” piece of yarn, tie the middle of your wrapped loops tightly, knot to secure. Cut loop ends on either side of the tied wrap – fluff, and trim if you wish.

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Fig. 2

CONSTRUCTION

Using your yarn needle, thread with the long yellow tail. Turn up the yellow rows and sew to the posts of R13, stuffing lightly as you go. Finish off and weave in ends. – see Fig 2

Use your tails to tie your buttons onto the red section of your hat.

Use your tails to tie your pom-poms to the top of your hat (I find the center of the hat top, insert crochet hook from inside out at the bottom of R2 and pull one tail to the inside of the hat; then repeat the process with the second tail at the bottom of R4 and tie the tails into a secure knot inside the hat and trim tails), in a position you like to represent the mouse ears.

“PINK CHARACTER” OPTION

Work the hat the same as the “red character”. On R14, change back to black and continue the remainder of the hat in the same fashion as the “red character”.

BOW

R1: With pink, ch 11, hdc 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn. (9)

R2: Hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (9)

R3: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (9)

R4: Start with a long tail and then use approximately 12-18” of yarn and wind around center of bow, cross tie at the back, leaving two long tails to attach to hat.

R5: With white and using your yarn needle, make French knots for dots.

POLKA DOTS (make six)

R1: With white, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring and finish off leaving a 4” tail to tie dots to hat. (6)

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*Instructional videotutorials courtesy of Cre8tion Crochet, Crochet Garden & Moogly

The Hooked Haberdasher ©2014, All Rights Reserved

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I hope you enjoy this free “character” hat pattern and so as not to miss anything new to my blog, why not subscribe by email and follow to keep “in the know” <3. I do strongly urge you to make some hats and gift them to your local hospital’s NICU.

♥ ~ Wendy

4-step Challenge Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 10 winners of The Gaucho TrailHat pattern. The 4-step challenge on my Facebook Fan Page is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and shared the 4-step Challenge!

Check the list to see if you were randomly chosen by WooBox! You have until 7/24/14 11:59 p.m. PDT to claim your prize! Email me at thehookedhaberdasher@gmail.com so I can send you your copy of The Gaucho TrailHat pattern. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

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Jess Ica D

Deb Crossin

Iretxe Aguado

Lynette Joe

Shanna Walker

AG Handmades

Tanya Williams

Nicole Eckert

Diane Schweinhagen

Darcie Ogle

Congrats, Again!

♥ Wendy

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