Five Year Etsy Anniversary – Free Pattern Giveaway

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 WI

    December 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

  • Lisa

    December 31, 2010


  • Lisa

    December 31, 2010

    PS-happy etsyversary!

  • Michele McClellan

    December 31, 2010

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Keep on keepin’ on.

  • Becky stonitsch

    December 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. Anne

    December 31, 2010

    Congrats on 5 years of Etsy! I too watched your youtube video on the flower from the link on Crochetville.

  • Brenda Rumfola

    December 31, 2010

    Congrats on your etsy anniversary! Love your patterns!

  • Kjersten

    December 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 Dowden

    December 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. 🙂

  • April

    December 31, 2010

    I love this hat!! Congratz!!

  • Chelsea

    December 31, 2010

    Congrats! And thank you!

  • Kris

    December 31, 2010

    Congratulations! So glad I found your site! I followed your link through crochetville in your post of chunky cowls.

  • Jessica

    December 31, 2010

    OMG I want that pattern! Please please please!

  • Kim

    January 1, 2011

    Congrats! I would love to try your pattern. Thank you!!

  • debbie

    January 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.

  • Caroline

    January 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,AZ

    January 3, 2011

    Happy Anniversary Heres to many more years of success!

  • Brenda

    January 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 Caouette

    January 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!

  • Karolina

    January 11, 2011

    Oh, I’m late… I’ve just found your blog searching for a cowl pattern. I bookmarked it for sure. 😀

  • Melissa Rose

    February 25, 2011

    Hope I’m not to late! I love this hat!

  • Anne Ryerson

    February 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!

  • Beth

    March 1, 2011

    cute hat. Hope its not too complicated! : )

  • jennifer

    March 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!

  • jennifer

    March 5, 2011

    question do you send it via e-mail?

  • JJCrochet

    March 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!

  • Magdalena

    March 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!

  • JJCrochet

    June 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 Walley

    October 13, 2011

    I would love to try this pattern with my daughter.

  • Gabriele Oortgiesen

    October 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.
    Thank you!!

  • Cheryl

    November 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

  • LeAnna

    November 5, 2011

    Love the white hat!! So cute

  • LeAnna

    November 5, 2011

    I love the white hat, very cute!!!

  • Jackie

    November 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.

  • diana

    November 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!

  • diana

    November 15, 2011

    i too would luv a copy if you are still giving it away!

  • Daryl Jean Porter

    November 24, 2011

    Is the newsboy pattern still free? I would love to have your pattern. Thank you!!

  • Rhonda

    December 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 Bilbrey

    December 4, 2011

    I love your things. Can hardly wait to begin on the hat.

  • heather

    December 6, 2011

    love love love the hat.

  • Joanie carter

    December 14, 2011

    Would love a copy of hat pattern. Very cute

  • Nichole

    December 14, 2011

    If your still giving the pattern away, Id love a copy! Very cute design!

  • penny

    December 28, 2011

    wow i love this hat,would love to get my hands on pattern pleaseeee :))

  • JJCrochet

    December 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!

  • Marge

    January 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. 😀

  • Tamika

    January 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.

  • Connie

    May 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.


    September 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

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