Read to the end of the post for a special Coupon Code!

Thank you to Amy and Donna over at Crochetville for inviting me to be part of the amazing blog tour that she’s arranged in honor of National Crochet Month.

The tour is part crochet-evangelism and part promotion for our chosen charity. The bloggers participating chose Project Night Night to support and promote this month. Here’s what Amy had to say:

“As a group, the participating designers selected a very special charity to support this month: Project Night Night, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children. Each package consists of a new sturdy tote bag with a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal. These comfort objects help to reduce the trauma of homelessness for the children served by Project Night Night. Both the handmade blankets and stuffed animals provide the children with objects of love and security.”

I love the idea of sharing comfort through crochet to children in need.

I began crocheting when I was eight years old. My grandmother taught me basic stitches, and as soon as I learned to make a hat, I was hooked. Hats have always been my favorite things to make. They’re small, portable, easy and the design possibilities are endless. So today I wanted to highlight three FREE hat patterns (well, one is a headband) that I have available. Beyond hats, they’re connected because they all feature color work. Fair isle, tapestry or stranded crochet are some of my favorite techniques. I love seeing patterns appear in fabric, and I love how, if you know the techniques, you can even “doodle” and design as you go.

Here’s my first offering. The Happy Valentine’s Day Hat is worked in Tapestry Crochet–a technique I learned from Crochet Guru Carol Ventura.

In this tutorial I have a little you tube video that demonstrates my color-changing technique.

Next up is a little headband that I designed for my friend Angela. I actually have made this in knit and crochet, and I love both versions. It’s inspired by the colors of Northwest Coast and Alaska Native art.

Lastly, another nod to love in Sara’s Hat, which I designed as a gift for my sister-in-law and later published on Craft.

I hope you enjoy these free patterns and, if you visit my Ravelry Store between now and the end of the month you can get ONE FREE copy of any of my patterns with the purchase of any other pattern. Just use the coupon code: AOHCROMO. Happy National Crochet Month!


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