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Slowly I am crocheting my way through the kits that I have gotten behind in. The July kit that arrived in the mail from “Annie’s Hook & Needle Club” was the “Keep Me Warm Set”. It is a fall hat and fingerless Mitts pattern ablazed with summer colors. I really am enjoying making items like this for those fall walks and our bike rides.

The kit came with two skeins of rainbow light weight variegated yarn weighing about 452 ounces. You will need a tapestry needle and then you will have a choice of either an H or a G Hook depending on the desired size of the hat and mitts.

All Annie’s Hook & Needle Club kits come with two sets of patterns, one for crocheting and one for knitting. With my love of crocheting, I always lean toward those patterns.

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This kit came with an easy pattern that could be quickly done with, by any person with limited crocheting skill. It was a very well written pattern, which contains simple increasing, and a working knowledge of the single crochet and double crochets. These are also great items to crochet if you are wanting a little more experience with working in rounds. One suggestion I would like to make is that use a stitch marker to help visually mark the beginning of each round, otherwise it might get a little confusing as to where a rounds ends or begins.

The hat was so enjoyable and simple to crochet that I crocheted two additional ones in smaller sizes by using smaller hooks, for two of my grand daughters in Tennessee. Praise the Lord I live in this time era, with FaceTime I will get to see the expressions on their faces when they open them.

With all of this in mind, I am rating this kit a 9, losing only one point for coming in unmarked labels.

Are you looking forward to sporting your new hats this fall and winter? Fall is my favorite time of the year, with the cool nights and colorful trees. I am already looking forward to wearing my crocheted hats and getting out my shawls as my hubby and I enjoy our evening constitutional’s.

**FYI: Will be announcing an upcoming Give Away Promotion next week, so keep an eye out for it.**

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.