It’s LIVE on Ravelry!

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After a lot of work and help from my testers, my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone Slouchy Hat pattern is ready for purchase! You can check it out and purchase it here on Ravelry. Don’t forget to drop a heart while you’re there!

The first 100 people to purchase my pattern on Ravelry will receive a discount of $2.00 off using the coupon code: FIRSTPATTERNISUP

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Can’t wait to see what you create!


Chocolate or Vanilla?

In our house, one of our favorite spots for a special treat is at our local frozen yogurt shop. This is the kind of shop that allows you to pick your own yogurt from at least 16 different flavors and about a bajillion different toppings. The combinations are limitless, so of course, when you bring two 3-year olds with you, the process of selection takes longer than the actual act of eating the sweet treat.

Swirl hatIt’s been a while since we started frequenting the shop so my kids are veterans of this ordeal. My kids even discuss their options before we get there. E tends to pick fruity flavors of yogurt and tops her yogurt with fruit and mochi balls. T’s yogurt pick is always a surprise and he wants the wackiest flavor combinations. His choice of toppings? Mochi balls and chocolate. Lately though, they’ve been on this kick of trying the swirled flavors.

swirl hat 3This brings flashbacks to the early 90’s–soft serve ice cream cones. Or frozen yogurt. I don’t quite remember the difference since I was only a wee little one. Anyway, that swirled frozen treat on a cone. Following me? I know for a fact that I ALWAYS chose the chocolate and vanilla swirl. I am a huge vanilla fan, but I know if I could have BOTH and not have to choose, I always went with the swirl. Enter, my chocolate and vanilla swirl cone hat.


This hat was made for my daughter using my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone Slouchy Hat pattern in the child’s size and some tedious color changes, but she is so adorable wearing it and absolutely loves it. Of course, my son wants one now, buuuuut winter is sadly over. We’ll see young man.

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Ice Cream is Coming!

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Who says you can’t have ice cream in the middle of winter? I don’t think I can be friends with those kinds of people. It’s just wrong. There should be no rules when it comes to ice cream. Heck, the best part of having your wisdom teeth pulled is getting to eat ice cream for 4 days straight. If I’d thought it through a little more when I was 16 years old, I would have said, “Sure,” to having my teeth pulled out on numerous days.

Note to self: If I ever hop in a time machine and go back to my 16 year old self, I’ll remind myself to say, “Yes,” when they ask me if I want to have my teeth pulled out over several days.


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My mint chocolate chip ice cream cone hat turned out even better than I had envisioned. As we wait for the finishing touches and testing to be completed for this pattern, follow me on this blog or my Facebook page so you will be first to know when this pattern is released. Stay warm!

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