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This month in Annie’s Hook & Needle Club I have received my second project for babies. The first was an Easy Spring Time Hat and today brought me an infant hat and bootie set. This project actually comes at a welcome time, for a friend of mine is having a baby this February. I am hoping for one more infant project so that I will have choices on what to give her. I am sure that the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club will be sending several baby projects throughout the club membership.

This months challenge comes with two skeins of yarn from the Deborah Norville Collection. It is the color – Cotton Candy in the Everyday Soft Worsted yarn. It also comes with four patterns; a knitted hat and booties, and a crocheted hat and booties. As you know I only do the crochet ones and so I will need an F hook.

The pattern itself is on an easy level and so be sure to take the time to gauge (How to Gauge). Gauging is always important, but it is especially so when it comes to clothing and sizes. The stitches required for this project include chain (The Chain Stitch), double crochet (Double Crochet), single crochet decrease (Single Crochet Decrease), double crochet decrease (Double Crochet decrease),half double crochet (Half double Crochet), single crochet (Single Crochet), and slip stitch (Slip Stitch). This looks like a really great project to give us a good variety of stitches and some experience with working in rounds.  For those crocheter’s who do not know the double crochet decrease and the slip stitch I will be having tutorial’s on those two stitches over the next two weeks.

I am in the middle of some Christmas gifts this week and my husband also gave me some special projects to do for a missionary family that is coming to our church this Sunday, so I am thinking it will be the beginning of December before I can start working on this project. Still I am confident that I will be able to keep my commitment to finish all projects before the next Annie shipment arrives. So far the Annie’s Hook & Needle Club patterns has been easy to do and no problem as the projects are small and quick to crochet.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.