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Crochet Project: Crochet Temperature Blanket

I have so many projects planned for 2016...I'm so excited.  I find project planning on of the most exciting aspects of crochet...the colors, the stitches, the possibilities...I love it.

The first project that I will be starting tomorrow, January 1, 2016 is a temperature blanket.  I have had granny stripe blanket on my crochet bucket list for a while and I think this is the perfect time to make it.

I've been going though my yarn stash and these are the colors I chose to use and the temperatures for which they correspond...

All of the yarn is Vanna's Choice-

Free Crochet Pattern: Greene Pom Pom Hat

This is the hat that matches the Green Pom Pom Scarf that I published earlier this year.  I LOVE the texture of this hat.  Before you attach the pom pom, you can choose which side of the hat you want to use (it is completely reversible at this stage).
Here I'm using three colors to achieve a color block look but this hat would be really beautiful in a solid color as well.
Materials needed: • U.S. I/9- 5.5 MM crochet hook • Cascade Yarns Pacific in 3 colors- used here: 37 Clover, 52 Geranium, 01 Cream (you can easily substitute any other yarn, your  finished size may change though) • Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 
• Clover pom-pom maker- I used the 3 3/8" one
Gauge: •I think that the best way to do the gauge for this is to make the hat up to the end of the increases.  In each size, I specify the size that your flat circle should be.  If your flat circle does not match my measurement, go up or down a hook until it does match and then continue on with the pattern.