BE CREATIVE! BE GENEROUS! With winter upon us, the homeless & less fortunate are on my heart. While we stay warm in our houses, my heart breaks for those who are without a home. Our family works with an organization called Our Calling that ministers to the homeless in Dallas. Like many of you, I have crocheted oodles of hats for them, but I'd like to expand my reach. To do that, I need YOU! I'm offering my Cross Stitch beanie pattern for FREE to encourage you to donate to an organization in your area! Simple, yet stylish pattern creates lacy texture with crossed double crochet stitches. Great pattern for beginners, looking to branch out a bit and expand their crochet skills. Quick & easy work up. Project can easily be finished in a couple of hours. Looks fantastic in boy or girl colors. Bonus instructions for customizing with earflaps, braids & pom-pom.