Simple Pompom Hood

Woohoo!  I finished something!

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I’m totally in love with this hat pattern by Kim Miller.  You can find it on Ravelry here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-pompom-hood or on her Etsy page here https://www.etsy.com/listing/175665121/simple-pompom-hood-crochet-pattern-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_11

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Hoods seem to be all the rage lately and I particularly like this one because the spot at the back of the head isn’t pointy.  So many I see lately have that look to them, and while it’s not necessarily a bad look it just doesn’t suit my tastes.

I’m really excited because I’ve already gotten orders from two co-workers for hoods, one in charcoal grey and the other in olive green.  It’s going to look fabulous.  I’ve also already started another one in Red Heart Boutique in the color Winery, which is one of my favorites!

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You really can’t have too many hats/hoods this time of year….right?

Happy hooking!

It’s Done! Lacy Round Ripple Blanket

I’ve finally finished the Lacy Round Ripple Blanket!

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I’m so happy with how it’s turned out.  The yarn self-stripes beautifully, even though they aren’t full stripes all the way around I really like how the colors contrast and join in different places.

Three balls of Lion Brand BabySoft yarn in the color Circus ended up making this 44 inches point to point which should be just perfect for a baby size.

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I can’t take credit for the design or the idea.  Louise Gallagher has a Facebook page called Loobys Loops and she comes up with some wonderful designs and color combinations.  There isn’t anything she does that isn’t wonderfully beautiful.

The link to the Lacy Round Ripple Blanket pattern is here.  Also check out Ravelry for pictures of other completed blankets.