Yarn in red, black, flesh and pale pink
"G" and "F" crochet hooks
2 small black buttons for eyes
embroidery thread for sewing facial features
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
Starting with the red yarn ch 4, 8 dc in the 4th ch from hook, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 1- 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 2- 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, repeat around, sl st to join to first dc, ch3.
Round 3- 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat around, sl st to join to first dc, ch3.
Round 4- 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, repeat around, sl st to join to first dc, ch3.
Round 5- I dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Change to flesh yarn.
Rounds 6-11- 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 12- sc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 2
Round 13- sc in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off, weave ends in.
For curls: Attach red yarn with a sl st to the first rond, right side (top of the hat). Chain 20. In the 2nd ch from hook dc 4, continue by dc 4 in each sc to the end of the ch. First curl made. Make another sl st next to the first ch, ch 20, in the 2nd ch from hook dc 4. Repeat to the end of the ch. Repeat one more time for this side. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat for 3 curls on the left side of the head.
For eyes: With black yarn, ch 4, 8 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to first st fasten off and weave in ends.
( make 2) Sew black button in the center of each eye.
For cheeks: (Make 2) with crochet hook "F" and pale pink yarn, ch 4, 10 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st , fasten off and weave in ends.
Referring to the photo attach eyes and cheeks to face. With black yarn, make 2 straight stitches to the outside of each eye.
With black yarn make the outline of the mouth.
You can make other lalaloopsy girls with different color yarn.
I’m so excited to share that this Friday we are visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We had the privilege of visiting the hospital in December where we visited with patients (Elsa and Anna came along), gave them hats and made a snowflake craft.
This time, we have Elsa (Casey Wolff), Anna (Taryn Smith), Belle (me!) and Jill Schrock joining us. We will be making a craft with patients and their siblings and delivering them some of the most ADORABLE hats our volunteers have made over the last couple of months.
St. Jude is a special place and we’re thankful for the opportunity to visit with them again. If you think to pray for us this Friday, please do! That the Lord will bless the time we have with them, that it will be fruitful and that patients will walk away encouraged and with a smile on their face during such a difficult storm.
If you’re wondering what our Impact Squad is all about, check out our promo video here:
Also, if you want to hear a little bit about our trip to visit patients in December, check out our recap video:
I’m looking forward to sharing about our trip in the next update blog next month. God is faithful and is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20) and I feel fortunate to have a team of volunteers so passionate about the continued growth of 818 Ministries. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stewarding your time and talent in a way that encourages others and points others to Jesus.
Until next time,
Rebeca Dotson, Founder
We’re so excited to share an exciting way for you to get involved in 818 Ministries – our Impact Clubs! Check out the “what” and the “why” below, watch our promo video and then check out our Impact Club Leader application to officially apply!
What? Impact Club is our way of having different people groups meet on a regular basis (at least every 6 weeks) to make hats (either crocheted, knitted or sewn depending on the setting) and write letters as a way to be involved in 818 Ministries. Each club has an Impact Club Leader who is responsible for organizing the event and working with the Executive Director to obtain needed materials for the club members including yarn, fabric and stationary. All hats and letters will then be shipped to 818 Ministries for distribution.
Why? 818 Ministries’ mission is to provide hats and handwritten letters to patients facing serious illnesses. Impact Clubs allow 818 Ministries to reach a larger population of patients by having individuals serve on a regular basis.
Have a people group in mind in your life that would like to get together and serve in a way that will impact patients facing serious illnesses in a big way? Check out our Impact Club promo video below and our application for Impact Club Leaders. For more information, visit our Impact Club page!