Monday, October 15, 2018

Announcing The Alex Beanie Crochet-A-Long!

Hello! It's been a little while, hasn't it? Recently I moved and with the move was a lot of stress both physically and mentally. As most of you know, I have several chronic illnesses and it has been hard balancing the move, unpacking and keeping up with designing, social media and filming/editing videos for my YouTube channel, plus regular daily life of a mommy, doctor appointments, and naps so I've not been around much on social media and I've not had any time to blog lately, but things are starting to get back to normal and I'm starting to feel like a human being again, at least a little bit. And to celebrate, I have a huge announcement to make!

If you have been following me on social media, you will have seen some sneak peeks and heard a little bit about the CAL. Now the beans are out, we are ready to spill and give you all the juicy details.

I have been collaborating with a very talented crochet designer and yarn dyer, KT & The Squid. Katy dyes the most beautiful yarn, see my yarn review here, and I have teamed up with her to bring ya'll something fun and special. I designed the Alex Beanie, sent her the pictures of my swatches, told her what colors I love and she created a specially dyed yarn for my design! I am in love with the yarn she created and I love how it works up with the Alex Beanie!

Now for the really fun part, the CAL or crochet a long. Yes, that's right, this is my very first crochet a long and I'm so excited ya'll! You can crochet a long and make my Alex Beanie and you can actually use the yarn that I used. Doesn't that sound just out right neato? I think so! Of course you can always use a substitute yarn, I will have several listed that I know work great with this design, but don't you think it's so cool that you have the opportunity to crochet a long and use the same exact yarn? I love this idea!

Katy also dyed a couple more color ways to choose from. These are all gorgeous and the yarn is so soft, such a joy to work with. Plus, Katy is going to give ya'll 10% off your yarn for this crochet a long, just use the code ALEX10 at checkout. All orders must be placed by October 22, 2018 so that you will receive your yarn in time for the CAL. Katy has also decided to include an extra random skein of yarn with each set ordered, while supplies last! Click here to order.

Alex Purple, Alex Grey and Alex Blue color ways

The Alex Beanie has an interesting texture with wavy faux knit cables, and the flip up brim makes it comfortable, stylish and warm. It is crocheted mostly flat and has easy to remember pattern repeats. Once you get started, this project flies off your hook! This hat is a lot of fun to make, plus you will be finishing it with plenty of time to spare for a Christmas present, or if you have time, you could make more than one for presents. The Alex Beanie is unisex which means it is the perfect gift for anyone that loves to wear hats.

The CAL will start on Friday November 9, 2018 and it will run until Tuesday November 20, 2018 and there will be a winner chosen on Wednesday November 21, 2018. The GIVEAWAY winner will be drawn from those who have completed the CAL. The prizes are awesome but will be announced later. Join my facebook group dedicated to the Alex Beanie CAL to share your work, ask questions, and I will be going live in the group to check in and see how ya'll are doing. It's going to be a lot of fun! You can also tag me on instagram to share your work or email me your completed project by the end of the day on November 20, 2018.

You have plenty of time between now and November 9th to finish up your current WIP and get the supplies that you will need for the CAL. Click here to order yarn from KT & The Squid and remember to use ALEX10 at checkout to get 10% off!

The Alex Beanie


Adult Small (20-22 inches)


Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn
2 Skeins of KT And The Squid Worsted Weight Yarn
Substitute Yarn
2 skeins of Red Heart Soft
2 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft solids (hat only)
or another worsted weight yarn (approximately 170 grams for the hat only)

Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook

Stitch marker is helpful
Faux fur pom pom 


Start date: November 9, 2018
End date: November 20, 2018
Winner announced: November 21, 2018



The Alex Beanie CAL has started!
Here is the free pattern!

The Prizes! 
All you have to do is complete an Alex Beanie by the deadline, send me a pic and you are entered!

One lucky winner will receive:
- 1 Alex Beanie Yarn Set by KT And The Squid
- 1 Alpha Size G Furls Crochet Hook in Rosewood

Will you be joining my very 1st CAL? I hope so, it's going to be fun! 

Like always, I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day! 

Until next time, bye! Alex <3

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