Wednesday

Yesterday was so busy and not all fun.  Day started off with putting up the tree.  Hubby and I got it decorated and some of the other decorations up from the basement.  We then went out looking for a manger for my Nativity set.  This was purchased about 67 years ago for hubby’s first Christmas.  The manger is cardboard and is starting to look its age.  No such luck.  I did get some new shelves put up in my sewing room and items put away.

The not so much fun we mulched the leaves in the yard, worked 3 1/2 hours and have 6 large leaf bags, and a 55 gal can full of leaves.  So glad we have a leaf blower, mulcher, and a mulcher mower.  We were worn out, but not so much I couldn’t sew a little.

Christmas gifts made and now to start wrapping gifts.  I won’t put them under the tree till closer to Christmas.  I want to see how the Granddaughter will deal with the tree and decorations.  This is the first Christmas she really knows what is going on.

Below is a quick pattern for the cold weather ahead of us.

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Stitches to know-

Hdc-half double crochet 

FPDC-front post double crochet  

BPDC-back post double crochet

LHdc-Long half double crochet

I used Red Hart WW yarn with an I hook

Ch 60 and join

Row 1) Turn chain slightly so the “bump” of the chain is showing ontop, ch1, Hdc in each bump of the chain.  Do not join.  (see photo below)

When you get to the top of the hdc, you will turn it toward you 180 degrees so the first hdc is upside-down and work hdc in each chain on the reverse side.  (This will put the natural twist in the headwrap).

Row 2) Ch 2, FPDC (YO, insert hook in on right side of previous hdc around to the left side of hdc -your hook should be “behind” the hdc stitch- YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through last 2 loops).  FPDC around each hdc until you reach the ch2, then join.

Row 3) Turn work, ch2, Lhdc (YO, insert hook in top of previous hdc, YO and pull through all 3 loops).  Lhdc in each stitch around and join beg ch 2.

Row 4-7) repeat rows 2 & 3.

I do give permission make and sell what you make as long as you give me credit for the pattern.  Thank you, Alicia Hill, One Creative Family.

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