Monday, August 28, 2017

CGOA Conference 2017

Good Morning Everyone,

We are enjoying a beautiful late summer day in New York, and I am busy working on a new project. I know that I am late with this, but I just wanted to post some fun pictures from the recent CGOA conference that took place in the Chicago area. Next year the conference will be held on the West Coast, so I hope some of you will be able to attend this great event.  I also wanted to announce the giveaway of a copy of my latest Granny Square Book Second Edition. To be eligible just leave a comment below (be sure to leave your email address). There will be a random drawing on Sept 12, and if you win, I will contact you for your mailing information. Sorry, but this offer is only open to US and Canada residents.


Be sure to leave a comment and your email address to eligible for drawing.

Have a great day

Margaret 


Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18, 2017

Hi Everyone, it has been such a long time since I did a blog post that I almost forgot how to post.

Its been a rough couple of months. Lets just say that I was not sorry to see 2016 end, but 
unfortunately 2017 is not beginning much better. 

We are having a crochet guild meeting tomorrow, and since I have not been able to attend in quite a while I really wanted to go. We are collecting chemo caps and I had not even made one, so I decided that I better get busy. I started out making a really plain one, but somehow it took on a life of its own and turned out to be a really cute little hat. I really liked the way it turned out, so I wrote down the instructions and decided to share them. I only wished that I had made it in a little brighter color, but this is what I had on hand. I could not figure out how to add a PDF to my blog post, so I just added the instructions to bottom of post.

In spite of all, I am still working on another new book, and just about 3/4 way through, I will be very happy when it is done. 

 I hope that you enjoy making this quick, easy little hat.

Margaret





RUFFLED CHEM0 CAP                                      MARGARET HUBERT © 2017
CROCHET HOOK SIZE 10.5
GAUGE: 12 DC = 4 Inches
YARN: 1 skein Berroco Inca Tweed, 3.5 oz/100 g or any #3 weight yarn to get gauge.
Starting at Crown: (Note: all sc and dc worked from back loop until ruffle)
Ruffle worked through whole stitch.
Foundation: Ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring, mark beginning of rounds, carry up marker after each round, do not join after each sc round.
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around (16 sc).
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (24sc).
Rnd 4: * 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (32sc).
Rnd 5: * 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (40 sc).
Rnd 6: * 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (48 sc).
Rnd 7: 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (56 sc).
Rnd 8: 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around (64 sc).
join with a sl st to first sc, this completes crown, start dc rounds for body of hat.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around, join with a sl st  to 3rd ch of beg ch 3 (64 dc).
Rnd 2: Ch 3 Cts as first dc, skip first dc, 1 dc in each dc around.
Rep Rnd 2 6 more times.
Ruffle:
Rnd 1:Ch 3 (cts as dc), skip first dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around (96 dc), join with a sl st to 3rd ch of  beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: *1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 sc in next dc rep from * around (120 sc), join with a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Work 1 row reverse sc all around, fasten off.

Small Flower:

Chain 4, join with sl st to form circle
Ch 1, make 10 sc in circle, join with a sl st
*Ch 2, make 3 dc in next st, ch 2 slip st in next st, repeat from * 4 times more (5 petals ) join with a sl st, end off