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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ruffle Scarf...So cute, So easy!!

 While we were having a mini vacation in Seaside, Oregon I decided to try this new "ruffle" yarn that I had purchased.  One brand that is popular is Sashay by Red Lion.  It's a little spendy, but you can get 2-3 scarves out of one skein.  (try using those JoAnn's coupons!) 
 This is what a skein looks like, once you take the packaging off.
 Now, you unfold the yarn and and you will see how pretty it is!! It already looks like you've already done a lot of work.
You will notice there is an edge that is "bound" and an open edge.  You will begin to crochet in the open edge, leaving the other edge (bottom)alone.  Using a "G" or any size desired  put hook through four loops, bring up next loop and pull thorough all four.  Insert yarn through stitch closest to your hook, bring up 4 loops and bring next loop through all four on hook.  Do this until you reach the desired length.  I simply knotted each end, it will look natural and work its way towards the ruffle.  This is so simple and would make a great gift or a quickie scarf for yourself.  Have fun. 

Thanks Kirsten, my lovely daughter for her modeling skills...wait, Kirsten, where's my scarf??

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scentsy...Monthly Specials


Check out Woot...our Warmer of the Month! He is so fun:) and...he is 10% off for the entire month of August!  Please check out my website for more information and to take a look at all our great warmers and scents!  If you would like a free sample of the scent of the month please email me and I will stick one in the mail. 

For all orders that are over $50.00, I will include a free bar or scent circle of your choice.  Get a few orders from your friends and in addition to all the great hostess gifts you will get a free mid size warmer of your choice.  Email me for details!!   debbie@perfectlysassy.com






Crochet Pattern Baby Chin Strap Hat

I suppose it's time to start thinking about fall, and cooler weather.  I thought I would post my pattern for this adorable little strap hat.  Use your imagination and mix up the colors.  I think this would be really cute done in gray and maroon...or even oranges and pinks for a little girl.  Enjoy and let me know how it turns out!   If your not into crochet or strapped for time, feel free to purchase completed hat in my Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/70599576/crochet-strap-hat-for-baby-boys-or-girls

Notes: This hat is made in rounds, do not turn unless noted.  Carry yarn unused yarn on inside of hat..this will help with loose ends. This is for 3-9 months.
This cap is made in bulky yarn, any brand you like.  Beige A... Green B
Strap Hat
Using A
Make magic circle or ch5 slip stitch together ch 3
round 1  8dc in circle, ss togther ch3
round 2  2dc in each stitch around ss together ch 3
round 3  *1 dc in next stitch 2 dc in next stitch* continue from * around ss to join, ch3
round 4  *1dc in next 2 stitches 2dc in next stitch* continue from * around ss to join, ch3
round 5  *1dc in next 3 stitches 2dc in next stitch* continue from * around ss to join, ch3
round 6  *1dc in next 4 stitches 2dc in next stitch* continue from *around ss to join, change to B ch2
round 7  1hdc in each stitch around. ss to join, drop yarn, change to A (do not fasten off) ch3
round 8  1dc in each stitch around. ss to join, making sure contrast color in on the inside of the hat. change to B ch2
round 9  1hdc in each stitch around. ss to join,  change to A
round 10 1dc in each stitch around. ss to join, change to b
round 10 sc in each stitch around. fasten off and weave in all ends
Straps
round 1  working on the inside of hat, count over 10 stitches join and ch3, dc in next 5 stitches. ch3 turn
round 2-9 dc in next 5 stitches. ch 3 turn
round 10 ch 6 (or 7 depending on your button size) ss to last dc. fasten off. loop made
2nd strap
round 1 working on the inside of hat, count over 16 stitches join and ch3, dc in next 5 stitches. ch3 turn
round 2-4 dc in next 5 stitches. ch3 turn. fasten off. Attach button.
Make Pom Pom and attach to top of hat.