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Red Hat Slippers & Red Hat Cake & Hat Box and Other Crafts including shawl to knit and hat band and boa knitting patterns.

Prep:30 min
Start To Finish: 2 hr 20 min
Makes 16 servings

1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package
2 tubs Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped ready-to-spread frosting (any flavor)
Ribbon and edible flowers (dianthus, pansies, violas)

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 1 round pan, 8x1 1/2 inches, and 1 round pan, 9x1 1/2 inches. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
2. Bake as directed on package or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. Cut 6-inch circle out of waxed paper; place on 8-inch layer. Cut cake around circle with small knife to make 6-inch round layer; place on 9-inch layer, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting.
4. Frost cake. Trim hat with ribbon and flowers.

Note: To add texture to frosting, gently roll clean wicker basket over frosting.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)
Make cake mix following high altitude directions on package. Pour slightly more batter into 9-inch pan.



1 Serving: Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 160 ); Total Fat 18 g (Saturated Fat 9 g); Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 220 mg; Total Carbohydrate 63 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 2 g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4 %; Iron 4 %

RED HAT MAXI PAD SLIPPERS

Fun to make at your next PJ Party

Easy to make. Take two maxi-pads and sew or staple them together as shown then decorate!!

 

HAT STORAGE

The Perfect Hat Box Materials:

  • 1 yard decorative cord for handle
  • 5" x 7" photograph
  • Assortment of 12" x 12" scrapbook papers
  • Beaded fringe
  • Cording or ribbon, red or purple
  • Craft glue
  • Cropping template
  • Decoupage medium
  • Embossing heat tool and pen
  • Embossing powder, purple
  • Foam paint brush
  • Glitter and small tip applicator
  • Hot glue gun
  • Round hatbox 12" in diameter
  • Scissors
  • Small paper roses, several dozen

Support the Sisterhood and try the following products from the Red Hat Society Store:

·                                 Scrapbooking Paper & Assorted Dimensional Stickers

·                                 Flowers

·                                 Ribbon

 

A girl's got to have a hatbox if a girl is going to have hats! And with all the travel opportunities coming up to attend RHS Conventions, Hoots and Cruises, you've got to have a stylish way to take your hats with you! Why not make your hatbox as personal as you are? The same techniques used in scrapbooking can be used to make a fabulous hatbox. Instructions
Purchase your hatbox. Remove cord handle threaded through to rivets in box. Pay close attention to how it was put together; you’ll have to remember later. A little memory exercise is a good thing!
You can use just about any paper to cover box. Scrapbooking paper and wrapping paper work well. Place lid on paper you have chosen for top of box and trace circumference; cut out circle. Choose favorite photo, and using cropping template, cut opening large enough for image to show through. You may want to embellish edges of opening with glitter. You can also add lettering with marking pen or embossing system. Using craft glue, affix photo to top of box and glue round paper over it. Carefully smooth out air bubbles and wrinkles in paper. Using foam brush, apply several coats of decoupage medium to top of box. Continue to smooth any wrinkles. Set lid aside to dry. Patience is not my virtue, but I have learned you can't finish decorating the lid until the stuff is dry. Measure height and circumference of box; cut paper to fit. You may have to use several pieces of paper to make it all the way around. Glue paper to box with craft glue. Once lid is dry, add beaded trim and small paper flowers around edge with hot glue gun. Don't forget the handle, because a Red Hatter is a girl on the go and her hat needs to come along too. Thread red or purple cord or ribbon back through holes in box to replace cord you removed.

 

Knitting Pattern - Red Hat Hatband & Scarf

LION BRAND FUN FUR  PATTERN BK4K-0505002   - Skill: Beginner

SIZE: One Size
Hatband: 1 inch x 21 inches [2.5cm x 53cm]
Scarf: 4 inches x 76 inches [10 cm x 1182 cm] Note that since scarf is knitted from the balance of the yarn, the length will vary, depending on the size of the hat and the amount of yarn used for the hatband

GAUGE: 10 stitches + 7 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row).


NOTE  Use #113 red for alternate colorway

Make hatband first; scarf is worked from the balance of the yarn. Scarf is worked is worked holding 1 strand of each color of Fun Fur (or two of the red) together throughout. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


HATBAND
With 1 strand of each color held together, make a slip knot. Cast on 3 stitches – a total of 4 stitches.
Work in Garter Stitch on those 4 stitches until the band fits your hat (generally about 21 inches but size will vary by hat)
Bind off all sts. Sew ends together, fluffing fur out of seam.

SCARF
With 1 strand of each color held together, make a slip knot. Cast on 9 stitches – a total of 10 stitches.
Work in Garter Stitch on those 10 stitches until approximately 1 yard remains.
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

1 ball     320-109   Fun Fur Yarn: Sapphire 1 ball $4.99  

1 ball     320-191  Fun Fur Yarn: Violet 1 ball $4.99  

Scarf Knitting Needles Size 17 [13 mm] 1 $7.29 

Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1 $3.59

'ch-space' means 'space where ch was made in previous row'

 

 

 

Comfort Shawl 

 

4 balls Homespun® Yarn

790-395 Homespun® Yarn: Meadow

1 Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]

1 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

• LION BRAND crochet hook, any size D/3 – L/11 [3.25-8 mm], for attaching fringe

Skill Level:  Beginner
Size:
One Size
Craft: Knit
Corrections: None
Pattern #: 60085A

 

GAUGE:

12 stitches across and 20 rows down should measure 4 in. [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


SHAWL
Cast on 60 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until the first skein of yarn is almost finished. At the beginning of the next row, attach a new skein of yarn, leaving a tail of both skeins. Continue working in garter stitch, attaching the third and fourth skeins in the same way. Continue until Shawl measures 60 in. [152.5 cm]. Bind off all stitches. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail into a large-eyed blunt needle, and use the needle to weave the tail through the Shawl. Trim end of tail. In the same way, weave in the tail from the beginning of your work and the tails from where the second, third, and fourth skeins were joined.

FRINGE Cut 248 strands of yarn, each 13 in. [33 cm] long. For each fringe, hold 4 strands of yarn together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make 62 fringes along both short sides with 8 strands of yarn in each fringe. Trim fringe evenly.

Our group gives shawls to men, as well as, women. I thought that the fringe was a little too feminine for the guys. I knit a small band (maybe cast on 12 and knit 3, purl 3) until the length of the end of each side, and sew it on. It gives the shawl a finished look, and you don't have all that fringe to tickle you!

 

 

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