Sunday, September 29, 2013

Parenting Advice, Products and Info at MommyCon


This isn't my usual kind of post but I wanted to share with all you mamas a wonderful event that I had the pleasure of attending yesterday: MommyCon PDX. And if you aren't familiar with MommyCon, let me tell you about it!

MommyCon is boutique style convention dedicated to bringing parents and expecting parents together. They travel around the country setting up day long seminars and workshops that focus on natural and organic parenting methods, babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, childproofing and so much more! The giveaways and gift bags are just an added bonus!

So why did I go? Well, I just had my 3rd baby and I am determined to get the hang of babwearing, brush up on child-proofing and I was in desperate need to talk with a child sleep expert. Thankfully the first scheduled seminar of the day was Babywearing 101 sponsored by Beco & Ergobaby! I recently purchased the Beco Gemini Carrier after failed attempts at babywearing with other carriers. I think I finally found a carrier that works for me and my baby with the Gemini! Babywearing 101 showed us how to use almost every carrier and wrap on the market and they even set up a babywearing lounge that encourages you to try them on for yourself. This is such a great way to really find what you like before you spend the big bucks on a carrier or wrap.


Here is me and my baby girl (4 weeks old!) all cozy in our new Beco Gemini!


I then had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Michi, an expert in sleep training! Have I mentioned that I haven't had a full nights sleep in over 4 years? My 4 year old still doesn't sleep through the night on a regular basis and my 2 year old is just as bad :| She gave me some great info and techniques on ways I can get my older kids to sleep as well as things I can do to help the baby sleep on her own once she hits the 12 week mark.


There were so many more valuable seminars and workshops all in one place such as Car Seat Safety, Green-Proofing, and a Panel of Pediatric Doctors! If you are a new or expecting mom (or dad), I highly recommend attending MommyCon if it comes to your city! It was a really great group of supportive, like-minded moms (and dads!) encouraging and helping each other.



Green-Proofing and Child-Proofing

They will be in LA on October 6 and then they will finish their 2013 tour in Kansas City on October 26. 2014 dates will be released soon! These events sell out so be sure to check their website or stay in touch with the MommyCon Facebook page if you are interested in attending.

Thanks MommyCon for a great day!



Friday, September 27, 2013

Crochet Candy Corn Pouch Pattern


Here is another quick little crochet Halloween project for you! These candy corn pouches are perfect for storing candy treats and would be perfect for a Halloween party or classroom party take-away.

Materials:
- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn in Mustard (yellow), Terracotta (orange) and White.
- Size H Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations: 
Magic Ring
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Ch= Chain

Candy Corn Pouch
They are approximately 4" tall and 2" wide. Starting with yellow yarn..
Magic ring, ch 1, make 10 SC in ring, join, ch 1
Rd 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, ch 1 (15 SC)
Rd 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 1 (20 SC)
Rd 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 1 (25 SC)
Rd 5: in back loops only, SC around (25 SC) do not join, continue to SC in rounds.
Rd 6-8: now working in both loops, SC in each stitch around (25 SC)
Change color to orange...
Rd 9-14: SC in each stitch around (25 SC)
Change color to white...
Rd 15-17: SC in each stitch around (25 SC), join, ch 3 at the end of rd 17. The ch 3 will count as your first double crochet.
Rd 18: DC in each stitch around.
Fasten off weave in ends.
String yarn (I braided 3 strands of yarn together) or ribbon over and under the row of dc's. Tie in a bow to close. Strand should be about 12" in long.

Does it bother you when you crochet in rounds and your rows look staggered? You know, when you switch color and they get that step up stitch? It drives me crazy! I haven't found a great solution to this but a better way of hiding it is when you end one color, make a slip stitch to join in the last stitch of that row. In the same stitch begin your new color by making a standing single crochet (you don't chain 1 before single crocheting). HERE is a great tutorial for this.

Here is my before (picture on the left) and after (picture on the right) of the difference this makes. It's not perfect, but better!


Fill with candy for a sweet halloween treat or small toy, coins or whatever you wish!



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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Candy Corn Button Art


I'm finally getting around to putting up some Fall decor around the house and I thought that I might whip up another piece of button art. I've been inspired by some really neat projects by the BustedButton (you have to see The Little (button) Mermaid piece she is working on!). I thought a button candy corn would add some nice color and texture to my Fall mantel.

Materials:
- Yellow, Orange and White Buttons. I prefer Favorite Findings buttons (found at Jo-Ann Fabrics) but ended up using a mixture that I had on hand.
- Burlap (found at craft stores)
- 8x10 frame from the Dollar Store
- Hot Glue gun
- Acrylic Paint in yellow, orange and white
- Mod Podge


First glue the burlap to the back of the frame with Mod Podge (or any other glue you have on hand). Trim the edges of burlap that hang over the frame.


Then draw an outline of a candy corn on top of your burlap. If you don't want to draw it freehand,  head over to Google Images and find yourself an outline of a candy corn to use as a template. paint in the lines of your candy corn with acrylic paint.


When everything is dried, start gluing on your buttons! It helps to put the larger buttons down first and then fill in the gaps with smaller buttons. I used about 30-35 buttons for the white part, 50 for the orange and a little over 60 for the yellow. The bigger your buttons, the less buttons you will need.


Place back in frame and you're finished!




Monday, September 23, 2013

Halloween Crocheted Cup Cozy Pattern


Celebrate Halloween with a fun crocheted coffee cup cozy! I like to think of this as a little treat for the adults. Now my pumpkin spice latte will have its own pumpkin cozy :) Of course, you can use the basic cozy pattern to make a plain cozy or you can embellish/personalize however you'd like!

For this pattern, I chained one in between each SC to create a little twist on the basic single crochet pattern and it works up a little faster as well. 

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle
- Felt for embellishments
- 1 inch buttons

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet

Cup Cozy Pattern
Feel free to make as long or short as you would like so they fit your coffee cup. These ones are about 9 inches long and fit a Starbucks grande cup.

Chain 15, SC in 3rd chain from hook. Now [Chain 1, skip next Chain, SC in next Chain] all the way across. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2-36: [SC in first chain-1 space, chain 1, SC in next chain-1 space, chain 1] continue this pattern. When you get to the end you will want to make sure you are ending with a SC in the last SC from the previous row. Then chain 1 and turn. See picture below.
Row 37: SC in first chain-1 space, chain 5, SC in next chain-1 space, chain 1, SC in next chain-1 space, chain 1, SC in next chain-1 space, chain 1, SC in next chain-1 space, chain 5, SC in next chain-1 space, join and fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew buttons on to the end where you started from.


Cut out faces and fun halloween creatures from felt. Use my good old friend Google Images to find templates of jack-o-lantern faces, spiders, and frankenstein faces. Once I cut out my felt, I used a hot glue gun to the attach them to my cozies. You could also sew the felt on (if you have more patience than me). I used Lion Brand Fun Fur in Black for the frankenstein hair. After I finished my cozy pattern, I single crocheted across the top with the fun fur.



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Yarn Pumpkins


Bring a little bit of the Fall season into your home with these simple Yarn Pumpkins! All you need are a couple of materials to put these together.

Materials:
- Styrofoam or Foam craft balls (any size). I got mine at the Dollar Store!
- Chunky Yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin color
- Cork stoppers for crafting (like THESE)
- Hot glue gun


First you will want to cut a little bit off the bottom of your foam ball so that it will sit flat. You can use a serrated knife to easy cut it.


Then poke hole or chisel enough foam away on the top for your cork to fit snuggly inside it. I used some sharp scissors to do this. Heat up your hot glue gun and start wrapping your yarn around your pumpkin, glueing as you go.


There are 3 ways you can wrap the yarn around your pumpkin. First you can do it in vertical strips, strand-by-strand (pic 1). Or you can wrap it horizontally in a spiral, starting from the top of the cork down to the bottom (pic 2). The third technique I used was wrapping it in triangular sections (pic 3). This was actually the easiest and quickest way and I like the way it looks most like a pumpkin.

Cut a little leaf out of felt and/or burlap and glue it on for a finishing touch!


These would be great on a mantel or as a centerpiece. 

Now check out these other fabulous pumpkin projects from #myfavoritebloggers!


Kirsten from One Tough Mother, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Marilyn from 4 You With Love, Sky from Capital B, Tara from Suburble, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Kara from Petals and Picots, Carlee from Ladybird Ln, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Kadie from 7 Alive, Amy fromOne Artsy Mama, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me and Nancy from Small Things with Love.







One Dog Woof: Mason Jar Pumpkin One Tough Mother: Pennant Banner Happy Hour Projects: Pumpkin Martini Creative Capital B: Pom Pom Pumpkins
Suburble:Pumpkin-Pie-Ice-Cream Pitter and Glink: Pumpkin Art It Happens in a Blink: Chevron Pumpkin The Thinking Closet: burlap_bookpage_pumpkin
Petals to Picots: Felted Pumpkin Ladybird Lane: Pumpkin Bread Seven Alive: Pumpkin Pie Smores One Artsy Mama: Pumpkin Pot
Do Small Things With Love: Mason Jar Pumpkin Lanterns 4 You with Love: Pumpkin Mousse Repeat Crafter Me: Yarn Pumpkins

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crochet Cabbage Patch Doll Inspired Hat


A couple months ago I came across THIS crochet cabbage patch doll hat pattern. And about the same time my mom found my old cabbage patch doll that she gave me when I was 4 years old! I knew I was going to have to pass the doll down to my newborn daughter AND make her a matching cabbage doll hat. It is perfect for a Halloween costume!

First I need to introduce you to the Loop Stitch. The entire hat will be made with this stitch so if you aren't familiar with it, here is a little tutorial on how to make this stitch:


Step 1: Insert hook in stitch.
Step 2: Hook yarn around the backside of both strands of the loop around your finger.
Step 3: Pull both strands through stitch. You now have 3 loops on your hook and one large loop sticking out the back of the stitch.
Step 4: Adjust your loop by pulling it to be a little smaller (if you want)
Step 5: Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Step 6: You have completed one Loop Stitch

And here is a little video. I apologize for the poor quality :|



When the hat is complete you will want to flip it inside out so the loops are on the outside.



Materials:
- Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe.
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- White Ribbon
- Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
Lp St = Loop Stitch

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat Pattern
Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, chain 1, make 11 SC in ring, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2: Make one loop stitch in each stitch around (11 loop stitches)
Round 3: 2 Lp St in each stitch around (22 Lp St)
Round 4: Lp St in each stitch around (22 Lp St)
Round 5: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next stitch, repeat around (33 Lp St)
Round 6: Lp St in each stitch around (33 Lp St)
Round 7: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next 2 stitches, repeat around (44 Lp St)
Round 8-16: Lp St in each stitch around (44 Lp St)
Add more rows if you feel it is needed. I kept mine short so it would sit up higher on her forehead.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

I haven't tested larger sizes but this is how I would increase:

Note: if hat starts to look skinny/pointy add a row of loop stitches between each increase as you did in the beginning of the pattern
Magic ring, chain 1, make 11 SC in ring, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2: Make one loop stitch in each stitch around (11 loop stitches)
Round 3: 2 Lp St in each stitch around (22 Lp St)
Round 4: Lp St in each stitch around (22 Lp St)
Round 5: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next stitch, repeat around (33 Lp St)
Round 6: Lp St in each stitch around (33 Lp St)
Round 7: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next 2 stitches, repeat around (44 Lp St)
Round 8: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next 10, repeat around (48 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for 3-6 month size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 17 rows)
Round 9: 2 Lp St in first stitch, Lp St in next 11, repeat around (52 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for 6-9 month size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 18 rows)
Round 10: 2 Lp St in first, Lp St in next 12, repeat around (56 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for 9-12 month size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 19 rows)
Round 11: 2 Lp St in first, Lp St in next 13, repeat around (60 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for Toddler/Preschooler size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 20 rows)
Round 12: 2 Lp St in first, Lp St in next 14, repeat around (64 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for Child size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 21 rows)
Round 13: 2 Lp St in first, Lp St in next 15, repeat around (68 Lp St)
(stop increasing here for Adult size and continue loop stitch in rounds until you have 22 rows)
Feel free to make hat as long or as short as you like. I like to keep mine short so it sits higher up on the forehead.

Braided Pigtails:
Cut 35 strands of 20 inch long yarn. Fold in half and tie another piece of yarn tightly to the middle point of your yarn strands. Use tapestry needle to sew onto sides of hat. Braid and tie ends with a white ribbon.





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Friday, September 13, 2013

Crocheted Sports Team Beanies


It's my favorite time of year! Fall and football season! Being from Seattle we are big Seahawks fans and look forward to game days each week. This is the part where I have to show off a family photo of us from last Sunday as we were cheering on the Seahawks from our couch :)


I thought I would share this basic pattern with you so you can create your own game day beanie! 

I am going to write this out as a basic beanie pattern which you have probably seen before as the base pattern for many of my other hats. I will also note where you can change color and how to add the team logo.

And here is my tiniest fan watching her first Seahawks game in her new beanie!


Before we begin let me remind you of some basic directions you should follow while crocheting my hats:
- Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
- Always join your rounds to the first DC, NOT the chain.
- Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.
- Do NOT count the chain 2 as a stitch.
(You can find pictures of how to start and join your rounds HERE)

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn in your team colors
- Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sl st- slip stitch
SC - Single Crochet
SC Decrease - Single Crochet Decrease
DC - Double Crochet
Magic Ring - Find a great tutorial including video HERE

WHERE TO CHANGE COLOR: You will want to leave 2 rows of the main color on the bottom. So whichever size you are working on, count up from the bottom before you start and make sure you know where to begin your color change. You should have 5 rows of different color: 3 rows of one color where the logo will go and an accent color that will be on either side of the middle stripe.

Sometimes on the smaller hats I like to do a row of SC with my accent color like the green stripes in the hat pictured. Just make sure that if you want to switch a row from DC to SC that you will need to add on one additional row of SC (2 rows of SC = 1 row of DC).

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 6-9 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Child
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Teen/Adult
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

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Earflaps for 0-3 months - Preschooler
Earflap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
Start earflap on opposite side of the first earflap. See picture tutorial HERE.
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, chain 1 and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. fasten off and weave in ends. OR you can SC around entire hat and then add braided tails at the end of each earflap.

Earflaps for Child - Adult
Earflap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
Start earflap on opposite side of the first earflap. See picture tutorial HERE.
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, chain 1 and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. fasten off and weave in ends. OR you can SC around entire hat and then add braided tails at the end of each earflap.


Now lets talk about the logo. I purchased the Seahawks Iron-on logo from Amazon. I know you can find many other teams iron-on logos on Amazon as well. I cut a piece of felt a little larger than the logo and sewed it on to the hat with a tapestry needle. Then I hot-glued the iron-on to the top of the felt. Obviously you should probably avoid washing the hat in a washing machine. I would recommend hand washing only, or not washing it at all.


If you can't find an iron-on, you can also cut your teams logo out of felt and sew it on with a tapestry needle. Print out your teams logo from Google Images and use it as a template first. This is what I did with this Washington Huskies Beanie:


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