Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Good morning everyone, 

Its been a really cold few weeks and everyone is trying to keep warm. I am reposting the instructions for the chemo cap that I did a while ago, because it has been a big hit with charity groups making caps. Have fun making this quick, easy hat.

RUFFLED CHEM0 CAP                                      MARGARET HUBERT © 2018
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.
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

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Crochetville Blog Tour March 18, 2016

Good Morning Everyone,

Its been quite a while since I did a blog post. I was kind of busy, working on 4 books over the past year. As I write this, I am in the process of ordering yarn for my next book. When Amy, from Crochetville, asked me to participate in the Blog Tour honoring crochet, during the month of March, I said that I would love to.


I have lots of special things for you today, a free pattern and several great prizes. All you have to do is leave a comment, and leave your email address, so that I can get in touch with the winners. The winners will be chosen at random.

The free pattern is one that I usually sell, but today it will be free for anyone who wants it. I tried to make it so that you could download it, but could not figure it out, so you will have to copy and paste. In addition to the free pattern, there will be five books and one Free Form Crochet DVD for 6 different winners, and one grand prize, which all entries will be eligible for.


This is a sweater from CUSTOMIZE YOUR CROCHET, it is a medium size, chest measures 37/38, everyone who leaves a comment and their email address will be eligible to win.

The Free Pattern is:

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy the rest of the tour.



More Amazing

Good Morning Everyone,

First day of July, gorgeous blue skies, everything around me bursting with color, I love the Summer.

In keeping with my blog posts about all the amazing people in my world, I would like to introduce you to my friend Stephen Haggerty.  I met Steve through my Shakespeare Club, and when he told me that he wrote poetry, I was immediately intrigued.

Stephen has written his first book called COWS IN THE FOG, and I love it. I asked Steve if I could interview him for a blog post.  I told him that my blog was mostly for knitters and crocheters, but that did not bother him at all, he said that he would be “honored” how’s that for a real gentleman J

MH: When did you realize you had a gift for writing poetry?

SH: In general, I realized I had a gift for writing in grade school. My father was a musician editing Broadway Musicals at the time, and he encouraged me to write. In first grade, in fourth grade, I won the class contest.
In college, my writing professor for poetry and fiction had me stay after class and told me I had the ability to be a successful poet and fiction writer. She liked a poem I wrote about a character in Vermont. I wrote with a spirit of enthusiasm, and was creative in coming up with ideas.

MH: What was your schooling?

I graduated from Greenwich High School in Conn. I received my bachelor’s degree from Southern Vermont College in Communications with a minor in English Literature. I went to the University of South Carolina on a full scholarship to the College of Journalism. There I studied with William Price Fox, who was known to be one of the top fiction writing teachers in the U.S. (He taught with Kurt Vonnegut at the U. of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, known as the leading U.S. writing school.)

During college, I wrote articles for the Bennington Banner in Vermont.

For my first job, I was selected as one of 40 students for the American Society of Magazine Editor’s Internship Program in New York. Upon completion I was chosen as one of three American students by the Vice President of McGraw-Hill Publications as a trainee.

I worked at McGraw-Hill Publications as a reporter, writer and staff editor for magazines, and have also edited published inspirational magazine articles. I wrote and edited many pieces.

MH: What inspires your poems?

My poetry was inspired by the fact that I love to read poetry. On still evenings when snowflakes are falling, or on quiet evenings listening to the brook flowing and to crickets chirping, I like to enter into a poem and to be swept away by its feeling.

     For this book, I was inspired by my childhood summers in Vermont. We lived secluded summers working on family dairy farms six miles back on a dirt road working for people whose families had lived there since the 1700s. I spent many afternoons walking up mountains, strolling through meadows and streams. At night, we would walk in the dark down country dirt roads. Writing poetry takes me out into nature.

Writing poetry also gives me warm connections to people. I am sharing my life, and learning about other people. I enjoy reading my poems to groups to do this.  

Here is a photo of Steve reading some of his poems to our Shakespeare Club.

   Here Stephen is posing with his new book, and I added my great grandson's visiting flat Stanley into the photo. Steve was such a good sport and got a kick out of it.

Cows in the Fog will be available on very soon.

Stay tuned, I know a lot of interesting, fascinating and truly amazing people.

Have a great day,