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Crafty Witch Halloween accessories
Lion Brand® BIG - Fun Fur® - Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50447, 50448 Celebrate Halloween with this soft broom and be-witching wig!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
Broom 3 ft [1 m] long Hat Varies with size of purchased hat

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

230-147 BIG Yarn: Great Grape Medium purple
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99

320-191 Fun Fur Yarn: Violet

Medium purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99

790-381 Homespun Yarn: Barley

Tweed Mixed browns


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

790-318 Homespun Yarn: Sierra

'Painterly' color Medium tans and browns


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Additional Materials
Scissors 3 ft [1 m] tree branch, approximately 1/4 in. [13 mm] diameter (wooden dowel can be used if branch is not available) Witch's hat (can be purchased at a costume or party shop) 1/4 yd [.5 m] 1 in. [2.5 cm] wide black ribbon Cardboard 1 in. [2.5 cm] wide double-sided tape
GAUGE:
Gauge is not significant to this project. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BROOM

Holding both colors of Homespun together, wrap yarn around an 11" [28 cm] piece of cardboard 10 times.

Cut a 24" [61 cm] piece of yarn and slip under top end of cardboard.

Slip yarn off cardboard and tie yarn tightly around top.

Cut loops open.

Repeat this 4 more times - 5 bunches of yarn.

Wrap a piece of double-sided tape around branch about 2 1/4 inches [6.5 cm] up from bottom.

Remove protective cover from tape so that tape is exposed.

Press tops of each bunch of yarn into tape, side by side.

Use hands to smooth yarn down at top.

Leaving a 12 inches [30.5 cm] tail of yarn, wrap Barley yarn tightly around yarn bunches about 1 inches [2.5 cm] down from top.

Continue wrapping tightly for about 1 inches [2.5 cm].

Cut yarn, leaving another 12" [30.5 cm] tail.

Knot tail ends together.

Trim end of broom and you are ready to fly!

WITCH'S HAIR

Apply double-sided tape to 1 side of ribbon.

Cut both BIG and Fun Fur into 18 inches [45.5 cm] lengths.

Cut about 35 lengths of BIG and 125 lengths of Fun Fur.

Remove protective covering from double-sided tape.

Starting with a piece of BIG, carefully press 1 end to tape, matching top end of yarn to top edge of tape.

Continue with BIG along length of tape, leaving about 1/4 inches [13 mm] between each piece.

Press 3 or 4 pieces of Fun Fur into each space that remains, matching end of yarn with edge of tape.

Cut additional yarn as necessary.

Be sure that all yarn is hanging down from tape before continuing.

Apply another piece of double-sided tape over top end of yarn, sandwiching yarn between the 2 layers of tape and ribbon on bottom layer.

Begin removing protective covering from tape and, as you do, press tape firmly into inside of hat, just above brim.

Continue until entire length is pressed in place.

Ribbon should be showing for a neat finish to inside of hat.

Ends of hair can be left as is, or randomly cut for that flyaway look!

Optional Using a crochet hook large enough to work with BIG, use 1 strand each of BIG and Fun Fur (in Mango) held together to chain a band for your hat

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