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Because 7am is too early to do my hair just to walk my son to school!! This is a variation on  my  Chiq Slouchy

Today I am editing a video for Knot of Love this awesome charity that donates over 3000 hats a MONTH to people who lose their hair for any medical reason.  I am so excited and honored to be able to help in any way with such an amazing charity! Please consider donating a hat if you can :) Also for people who are local to the LA /OC ( in California) area I will be hosting a FREE in person event to teach how to make beanies for those that will donate the 1st hat they make :) If you already know how to make one come and crochet, knit or loom with us for fun!! comment below if you are interested and or email me at crochetchiq@gmail.com 

Coming up for Crochet Chiq?????
 After Halloween passes get ready for winter, thanksgiving and Christmas patterns to flood my website!!! What are you most excited to see??
Here are some Christmas patterns and links already on my site
modern ornament
my favorite angel!
advent candle
Cross graph square

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