Ah I almost missed it – the 5th Anniversary of my Etsy shop!
I was reading someone’s blog post about an Etsy-versary when I remembered mine was sometime towards the end of December. I looked and ah – it was today! It IS today! How could I have almost let this day pass uncelebrated?!
JJCrochet first opened shop on December 30, 2005 and has sold 635 crochet patterns, knit hats, chunky cowls, thick scarves, and summer headbands. Wow. I couldn’t have done it without you, my wonderful customers. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You’ve made these past 5 years wonderful.
To honor my Etsy-versary, I’m giving away FREE copies of my most popular crochet pattern: The most versatile crochet newsboy hat pattern! To get your free copy of the pattern that’s been purchased over 500 times, simply leave your name and e-mail in a comment and I’ll shoot you over the PDF. Since there are only 4 hours left of December 30, 2010 here in Pennsylvania, I’m extending this free giveaway until midnight on December 31, 2010, EST.
Here’s a picture of the crochet newsboy hat pattern that will soon be yours!
Thank you for celebrating with me and thank you Etsy – here’s to another great 5 years! Leave a comment to receive your free pattern.
Update: Thanks to all who commented – enjoy your free patterns!
The giveaway is now closed.
Jill from WIDecember 31, 2010
Jayna, Just checked out your flower video from the Crochetville link….awesome job and can you crochet fast. I would love your newsboy hat pattern. I have been making a few unique hat patterns for my SIL who is recovering from chemo/breast cancer. I think she would look adorable in it with her hair just growing back in.
Happy New Year….Jill from WI
LisaDecember 31, 2010
LisaDecember 31, 2010
Michele McClellanDecember 31, 2010
Congratulations on your anniversary. Keep on keepin’ on.
Becky stonitschDecember 31, 2010
Congrats!!!!! I actually purchased this pattern minutes ago through etsy … I don’t suppose I can still get this free and apply my $5 to something else in your shop? So excited to get started 🙂
K. AnneDecember 31, 2010
Congrats on 5 years of Etsy! I too watched your youtube video on the flower from the link on Crochetville.
Brenda RumfolaDecember 31, 2010
Congrats on your etsy anniversary! Love your patterns!
KjerstenDecember 31, 2010
Jayna, I have pined after this hat for weeks but I am too poor with my minimum wage job. You are the greatest, and I am in awe of your knitting skill. Plus you are really cool – congrats on 5 years!!
Shannon DowdenDecember 31, 2010
I love to crochet and enjoy knowing others do too. I am trying to get as many other people in my sphere of influence to try it for themselves. 🙂
AprilDecember 31, 2010
I love this hat!! Congratz!!
ChelseaDecember 31, 2010
Congrats! And thank you!
KrisDecember 31, 2010
Congratulations! So glad I found your site! I followed your link through crochetville in your post of chunky cowls.
JessicaDecember 31, 2010
OMG I want that pattern! Please please please!
KimJanuary 1, 2011
Congrats! I would love to try your pattern. Thank you!!
debbieJanuary 1, 2011
Hi, hope i am not to late to get a copy just found your blog thru a coffee cozy search. You have very nice things. Happy New Year and congrats on being 5.
CarolineJanuary 2, 2011
Hi! Love the pics you posted of the cowl at the “ville. Also think the newsboy cap is darling!! Happy New Year!
Sheila S.Glendale,AZJanuary 3, 2011
Happy Anniversary Heres to many more years of success!
BrendaJanuary 5, 2011
Hi can I still get the beautiful newsboy hat? or did I sadly miss the deadline? Please I love your patterns!
Jackie T.January 7, 2011
I love your patterns and this one is adorable. Thank you so much!!!!
Cristie CaouetteJanuary 10, 2011
Love your hat! So cute! I know I’m late, but I just stumbled upon your site. LOVE it! Any chance I could still get the pattern? Congrats on your etsy-versary!
KarolinaJanuary 11, 2011
Oh, I’m late… I’ve just found your blog searching for a cowl pattern. I bookmarked it for sure. 😀
Melissa RoseFebruary 25, 2011
Hope I’m not to late! I love this hat!
Anne RyersonFebruary 27, 2011
Just found your blog – I am so excited to look through your patterns! I love making hats – I wonder if I could size this one down for a baby/toddler? Hmmm…the wheels are spinning!
BethMarch 1, 2011
cute hat. Hope its not too complicated! : )
jenniferMarch 5, 2011
oh my gosh i have been looking everywhere for a pattern just like this. i am so excited to get this pattern. everyone has been asking me to make them hats like this!
jenniferMarch 5, 2011
question do you send it via e-mail?
JJCrochetMarch 6, 2011
I’m glad you like the pattern, Jennifer – it’s a great hat to crochet and easy to customize with your personal style. In answer to your question – yes! I e-mail the patterns in a PDF so you have it right on your computer or you can instantly print it out and start crocheting right away. Hope that helps – happy crocheting!
MagdalenaMarch 22, 2011
I am not sure if I shouldn’t congratulate you on your 6th anniversary, but I would love to to get your 5th anniversary gift, so :
all the best! and congratulation!
Monte Sharle'June 17, 2011
Lol…it’s a little late, but I will still say congratulations! I just stumbled upon your blog and have been reading for a good 45 minutes now at least! I started to crochet a mug cozy when I got distracted by all of your wonderful pictures of things you’ve made. Love your work and you have some awesome free patterns. 🙂 Thanks for sharing all this great stuff! And most certainly keep up the good work!
JJCrochetJune 17, 2011
Thanks, Monte! I’m glad you’re enjoying the site – that’s why I post! I’ve been on vacation so I haven’t crocheted much recently, but I’m looking forward to posting more regularly. There will be more free crochet patterns in the future so check back in the next couple days! I hope your mug cozy is coming along great – keep those crochet hooks moving. All the best, Jayna.
Desha WalleyOctober 13, 2011
I would love to try this pattern with my daughter.
Gabriele OortgiesenOctober 31, 2011
I don’t know if you are still offering this pattern for free but I would love to have it! Congratulations on your Etsy success. I’m fairly new to Etsy (as a customer) but really love it.
CherylNovember 3, 2011
Wondered if this pattern was still available. It is gorgeous! My girls would love it. Let me know how to get it. Thanks
LeAnnaNovember 5, 2011
Love the white hat!! So cute
LeAnnaNovember 5, 2011
I love the white hat, very cute!!!
JackieNovember 12, 2011
Been nearly a year and you’ll soon have your 6th anniversary. Is the newsboy pattern still free for the 6th? LOL…would love to have it.
dianaNovember 15, 2011
this is really cute, im just getting the confidence to pull off wearing hats, hopefully this one suits me, and looks as great on me as it does in the pic!
dianaNovember 15, 2011
i too would luv a copy if you are still giving it away!
Daryl Jean PorterNovember 24, 2011
Is the newsboy pattern still free? I would love to have your pattern. Thank you!!
RhondaDecember 3, 2011
Jayna, If you are still e-mailing this pattern out….I would LOVE to receive a copy, it is just adorable!!!!!! I started crocheting again last month after several years of putting it down and I forgot how much I enjoy it. I have been crocheting Christmas stocking for my grandson’s and I would LOVE to make a couple of these hats for my daughters. Thank you so much……Blessings, Rhonda
Yvonne BilbreyDecember 4, 2011
I love your things. Can hardly wait to begin on the hat.
heatherDecember 6, 2011
love love love the hat.
Joanie carterDecember 14, 2011
Would love a copy of hat pattern. Very cute
NicholeDecember 14, 2011
If your still giving the pattern away, Id love a copy! Very cute design!
pennyDecember 28, 2011
wow i love this hat,would love to get my hands on pattern pleaseeee :))
JJCrochetDecember 30, 2011
Hi Penny, I’m sorry but this pattern giveaway was for my 5 year Etsy anniversary and is no longer available. Good news, though, is that you’re in luck! My 6 year anniversary is coming up tomorrow on 12/30/11 so you have perfect timing. I’m going to be hosting another free pattern giveaway and am just about to post details on my blog, so be sure to enter to win tomorrow. Thanks!
MargeJanuary 8, 2012
I LOVE your newsboy hat pattern! I can see myself making oodles of these for gifts for my friends. It looks easy and quick. My hands are restless, the weather is cold, and I need to MAKE something with my hands. Thank you for your pattern. 😀
TamikaJanuary 28, 2012
Congrats on your 5 years with Etsy! I’m thinking of starting one myself. It’s great to see so many chrochet mavens out here.
ConnieMay 10, 2012
love these hats,my cousins granddaughter is so cute and loves to wear hats so I am always making something different for her to wear.
JULIASeptember 28, 2012
I have to have that pattern for a newborn baby girl . I think that pattern for newsboy is perfect for her. Thank you