I have been taking a little break from cross stitch to work on a gift for a family member who is on the way.

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It’s not my usual style, but fillet crochet is always pretty. I haven’t neglected my cross stitch entirely.

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The chairs work up very fast, I’m almost ready for beads on this one.

I also made this. I found the pattern on Slightly Slouchy Crochet Hat I like Melanie’s videos, she does a nice job showing the tricky parts. If you are interested in learning new techniques, she would be a good place to start.

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I am considering adding more “slouch” but this is my first slouchy hat. The fun thing about any pattern is making them your own.

I’m looking for Spring, but I think it must be under the snow, so I will continue crocheting to keep warm.