Irish Moss Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Irish Moss Hat Free Knitting Pattern




     With St. Patrick's Day coming up it seemed fitting to knit Indigo a themed hat! I wanted something he could wear all spring so I decided to create this Irish Moss Hat free knitting pattern. The Irish Moss stitch is really easy to make- it's just alternating rows of knit and purl. As long as you keep track of what row you're working on, it's very easy!

Yarn:  Size 8 circular 16 inch needles  
Free Knitting Pattern
Size 1 year, 2 years
Cast on 58 (64) sts. Join yarn together and place a marker.
Pattern:
Row 1: K1, P1 across round
Row 2: K1, P1 across round
Row 3: P1, K1 across round
Row 4: P1, K1 across round
Repeat the 4 rows of pattern until the hat measures 7 (7 1/2) inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease- (start with a row that begins with K1)
K2 together across round
Purl 2 together across round
K1, K2 together across round until you are left with a handful of stitches. Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten and weave in ends.

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Irish Moss Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Irish Moss Hat Free Knitting Pattern
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The Secret to Drastically Increasing Your Blog Traffic

How to drive traffic to your blog using Pinterest




     Want the secret to drastically increasing your blog traffic? Group Boards on Pinterest!!!
Even if you're very active on Pinterest you may still only have a few thousand (oftentimes less) followers. Popular group boards can have hundreds of thousands of followers. When you pin a blog post to Pinterest, it's only getting seen by the people who follow you. Group Boards put your pin in front of a much larger audience. You pin can get re-pinned many more times over, which leads to a huge increase in blog traffic.    
     When I first joined Pinterest, I didn't really see it as a tool that could grow my blog considerably. I barely knew what Group Boards were. I didn't understand why they were important and as a result, I didn't belong to any. At the time, about 10% of my blog traffic originated from Pinterest. After joining several Group Boards, I saw my Pinterest traffic to my blog increase to over 50%. It happened within a few short months! Now when I pin new content from my blog it, oftentimes, get hundreds or re-pins in hours! This never happened when I was pinning to only my boards!
How Do I Join Group Boards?
    Pinterest doesn't have a search for Group Boards so the easiest way to find them is at Pin Groupie. Pin Groupie has a huge directory of group boards in every category. Search for whatever categories you blog covers. You want to find boards that have a lot of followers but not that many members (aka "collaborators"). If a boards has too many collaborators your pins can get lost.
    Most group boards will include some message about joining. Sometimes they give an email address or ask you to message through Pinterest. 
How Many Group Boards Should I Join?
     As long as you're joining the right kind of boards, I'd say the more the better! Whatever topics you cover on your blog, you should join the Group Boards for those categories. 


How Often Should I Pin to Group Boards?
Some Group Boards have rules about how many pins per day you can post, others are open. Pin as much as they allow! Don't just feel like you have to pin your own original content. Re-pinning relevant pins can also get you more followers and help you pins to be seen!

The Final Word on Group Boards
Group Boards (when used properly) can increase your blog traffic dramatically. Best of all, they're easy and free to use! 

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Classic Ribbed Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Classic Ribbed Hat Free Knitting Pattern



 

 First off- I wanted to thank you guys for the great response to my book "Beginner Chunky Knitting Patterns"!!! I wanted to let you know that the paperback version has just been released!  😁
    Spring is upon us, but the mornings are still quite chilly here in NY. I wanted a hat that was warm but didn't look too winter-y. I also wanted something timeless so I created this Classic Ribbed Hat free knitting pattern. The simple design really shows off the colors.
    I bought this yarn from Amazon (free shipping with Prime!) and I love it! The self striping colors look so pretty together and it's a good price for natural fiber yarn. I will definitely be purchasing this yarn again for future projects. It comes in a lovely blue colorway so maybe a spring hat for Indigo? 
     I hope you guys like the pattern. Happy Knitting! 
Yarn:  Size  9 circular 16" needles

Free Knitting Pattern
Cast on 62 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 10 inches.
Decease rows:
Row 1: Knit 2, P2 together across round
Row 2: Knit 2 together, Purl 1 across round
Row 3: Knit 1, K 2 together across round
Knit 2 together across round until 8 sts remain. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten and weave in ends. 


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Classic Ribbed Hat Free Knitting Pattern
Classic Ribbed Hat Free Knitting Pattern

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Geode Suncatcher DIY

Geode Suncatcher DIY



  

 How pretty are geodes??? I love the shapes and the variations in color! Geode slices are used mostly for jewelry, but I wanted to incorporate them into my home decor. They look so beautiful when the light shines through them, so I decided to make a Geode Suncatcher DIY. Geodes can be pricey but I found a great deal on Amazon. This is an easy project to make and it will look amazing hanging by a sunny window!

Supplies:
Agate slices with pre-drilled holes
Embroidery floss
Nylon thread
Metal craft ring
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Geode Suncatcher DIY
Wrap the ring with embroidery floss
Geode Suncatcher DIY
Cut 3 strands of embroidery floss 32 inches long. Make a loop in the middle of the floss, put over ring and pull the end through to tighten.
Geode Suncatcher DIY
Gather the floss into 3 groups of 2 strands and braid

Geode Suncatcher DIY
Make 2 more sets of strands, attach to the ring, and braid.
Geode Suncatcher DIY
String the nylon thread through the agate.
Geode Suncatcher DIY
Tie the agate on to the hoop. Knot a few times to make sure it's secure.
Geode Suncatcher DIY
Tie on more slices, staggering the lengths
Geode Suncatcher DIY
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