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Double the Fun With Hooded Scarves!

Greetings, stitchers! Are you looking for a fun and unusual project? Check out clever ways to combine a classic wrap with a hood on Knit and Crochet Now! episode four of season 10, titled Hooded Scarves. Hosts/producers Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson have brought together Annie's experts who will show you how to add a hood to a scarf and a shawl to create extra-special wardrobe pieces.

Hello, I'm Mary Forte, your Knit and Crochet Now! update editor, here to share a preview of this episode and to introduce you to related projects and techniques. I love having hooded jackets and coats in my wardrobe. Where I live, summer and fall temperatures can range from over 100 degrees in the daytime to under 50 degrees in the evening. How do you dress for that? A hooded scarf is the perfect lightweight, but warm, solution.

In the Hooded Scarves episode of Knit and Crochet Now!, co-host/producer Lena Skvagerson introduces us to experts Toni Lipsey, Lee Sartori and Rohn Strong. Toni shows us how to make a hooded scarf featuring crocheted cables. Then, in the Tips & Tricks segment of the episode, Lee shows us how to create "yarn" out of unusual materials. Finally, in the knitting segment, Rohn shows us how to add a hood to a triangular shawl.

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Expert Toni Lipsey, co-host/producer Lena Skvagerson and experts Rohn Strong and Lee Sartori introduce us to adding hoods to wraps and exploring alternative fibers.

Do You Want to Know More About Crocheting Cables?

If you'd like to learn to make beautiful crocheted cables, Annie's Creative Studio has the perfect video for you called Learn to Crochet Cables. This video is just one of 100 value-packed classes included with Annie's Creative Studio membership. Members have 24/7 access to these complete online classes, which offer in-depth instruction in specialty techniques and patterns.

Learn to Crochet Cables

Do You Want to Add a Pompom, a Tassel or Fringe?
The crocheted hooded scarf in this episode is finished off with an adorable pompom. I learned how to make pompoms in Girl Scouts. We cut out pieces of cardboard in the shape of a letter C and wrapped the yarn around them—it was fun, but rather difficult. If you've never made a pompom before, or if you just want an easier way to make one, in Products We Love (under the "Programs" tab), check out the Pom Pom Tassel Maker video. Expert pompom maker Michele Muska has lots of great tips for making gorgeous pompoms and tassels too!

Pom Pom Tassel Maker

The knit hooded shawl in episode four of season 10 is enhanced by a charming fringe. For more directions on making fringe, watch Knit and Crochet Now! episode four of season eight, titled Snuggly Slipper Boots. In the Technique Corner segment, Lena shows us how easy it is.

Snuggly Slipper Boots

Do you see the little pompom Lena is holding in the first photo above? You can add a heart to a pompom too! The Lovebug Beanie knit pattern includes directions.

Lovebug Beanie

Pompoms are so versatile. Use them as toys, party favors and seasonal decorations. You can make adorable pompom animals with the instruction book Pocket Pompoms.

Pocket Pompoms Pocket Pompoms

Where Can You View Episode Four of Season 10?

Are you ready to knit, crochet and learn with Annie's experts? Look for Knit and Crochet Now! in these places:

• Most PBS stations show Knit and Crochet Now! Find Knit and Crochet Now! on your local PBS station's TV schedule here. Set that DVR!

Create TV offers Knit and Crochet Now! episodes along with lots of other exciting how-to programming.

• The Knit and Crochet Now! website has all 10 seasons, and you can find free downloads of all the patterns featured in each episode.

Annie's Creative Studio, Annie's premium creative-education network, offers all 10 seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! along with videos and patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing and other crafts.

Annie's Creative Studio's extensive library includes garments, totes, stuffed animals and so much more. You can get tips for updating your home or even for cleaning your sewing machine! Check out the free trial membership to explore your favorite crafts and learn about new ones.

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