Free Crochet Owl Hat Pattern- Oh Boy Oh Boy Owl

by Lorene on February 20, 2013

Free Crochet Owl Hat Pattern
Oh Boy Oh Boy Owl

oh boy oh boy

This is the follow up owl to my Winky Winky the Owl and Sleepy the Little Owl

6-12mo crochet owl hat

sleep the little owl free crochet pattern

Oh Boy, Oh Boy is a great Spring hat since he is made with 100% cotton.  He will keep your little ones warm on those breezy but brisk Spring days, but he won’t get them all sweaty like an acrylic hat would.  The hat pattern is written in four sizes, 3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-24 mo and 3-5 years, but can easily be modified to fit anyone.  This sizing chart is a helpful tool to customize any hat pattern.

I recommend using my seamless method described here.  Use the second method listed for this hat.

Oh Boy Oh Boy can easily become Oh Girl Oh Girl too… just add eyelashes and a flower (pattern at bottom)

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch
sp- space
mc/rmagic circle/ring
ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
insert hook, yarn over, pull through, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop
sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops
hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops
Increase- two of any designated stitch in one space

 

Materials:
100% cotton yarn, I used Peaches N’Cream
5.5mm hook for hat
4.0mm hook for appliques

 

3-6mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around,  join round with sl st 40>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  8. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  15. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
    sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  16. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  17. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  18. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  19. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

 Braided Ties

  1. cut 24 pieces of yarn to approx. 30” each (you can do all one color or 3 different colors)
  2. divide in half and weave one half through the center of one ear flap (in the second row from bottom so that it is more secure)
  3. hold hat (I find that it is best to hold it between my knees) and pull ends even
  4. separate into three sections of 4 strands each and braid to end (if using three colors do 4 strands of each color per section)
  5. Tie in knot at end and then take a few strands and tie them separately tosecure
  6. Repeat on other side with the other 12 strands and cut the ends evenly

6-12mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 8th sp, join round with sl st <45>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <45>
  8. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  15. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
  16. 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  17. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  18. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  19. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  21. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

Braided Ties

  1. cut 24 pieces of yarn to approx. 30” each (you can do all one color or 3 different colors)
  2. divide in half and weave one half through the center of one ear flap (in the second row from bottom so that it is more secure)
  3. hold hat (I find that it is best to hold it between my knees) and pull ends even
  4. separate into three sections of 4 strands each and braid to end (if using three colors do 4 strands of each color per section)
  5. Tie in knot at end and then take a few strands and tie them separately tosecure
  6. Repeat on other side with the other 12 strands and cut the ends evenly

12-24mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 4th sp, join round with sl st <50>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  8. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <50>
  9. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  15. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  16. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
  17. 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  18. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  19. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  21. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  22. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

Braided Ties

  1. cut 24 pieces of yarn to approx. 30” each (you can do all one color or 3 different colors)
  2. divide in half and weave one half through the center of one ear flap (in the second row from bottom so that it is more secure)
  3. hold hat (I find that it is best to hold it between my knees) and pull ends even
  4. separate into three sections of 4 strands each and braid to end (if using three colors do 4 strands of each color per section)
  5. Tie in knot at end and then take a few strands and tie them separately tosecure
  6. Repeat on other side with the other 12 strands and cut the ends evenly

3-5 yo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 4th sp, join round with sl st <50>
  6. hdc around increasing in every 10th sp, join round with sl st <55>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  8. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <55>
  10. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  15. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  16. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  17. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  18. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  19. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
    1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  21. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  22. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  23. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  24. Count 24sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 25nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

 Braided Ties

  1. cut 24 pieces of yarn to approx. 30” each (you can do all one color or 3 different colors)
  2. divide in half and weave one half through the center of one ear flap (in the second row from bottom so that it is more secure)
  3. hold hat (I find that it is best to hold it between my knees) and pull ends even
  4. separate into three sections of 4 strands each and braid to end (if using three colors do 4 strands of each color per section)
  5. Tie in knot at end and then take a few strands and tie them separately tosecure
  6. Repeat on other side with the other 12 strands and cut the ends evenly

 

All the appliques are made using a 4.0mm hook and 100% cotton yarn

3-6 mo Eyes

  1. starting with white- mc/r 8sc, join round with sl st
  2. sc around, increase in every sp <16>, join round with sl st
  3. sc around, increase in every other sp <24> join round with sl st, fasten off leaving a 12” long tail
  4. repeat above steps for second eye, but leave a 18” long tail
  5. weave in center (mc/r) tails and using 18” long tail, stitch both eyes together in the center for 4sp, fasten off and leave both tails
  6. using a different color loosely sc around both eyes in back loops only (skip spaces in center (indent) of the eyes, join round with a sl st.  Fasten off leaving 18″ long tail

 

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6-12mo, 12-24mo and 3-5yo Eyes

  1. starting with white- mc/r with10sc, join round with sl st
  2. sc around, increase in every sp <20>, join round with sl st
  3. sc around, increase in every other sp <30> join round with sl st, fasten off leaving a 12” long tail
  4. repeat above steps for second eye, but leave a 18” long tail
  5. weave in center (mc/r) tails and using 18” long tail, stitch both eyes together in the center for 4sp, fasten off and leave both tails
  6. using a different color loosely sc around both eyes in back loops only, join round with sl st
  7. loosely sc around for a second time, but this time skip the spaces between eyes (indents), fasten off and leave 18” long tail

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Pupil

  1. With black, ch 2
  2. 5sc into 1st ch sp, join round with sl st
  3. sc around, increase in every sp <10>
  4. fasten off leaving approx. 9-10” long tail
  5. stitch on white to highlight eye (optional)
  6. stitch pupil on to left eye, secure tails in back, knot and cut short
  7. Stitch completed eye section on to hat, stitch white part on first then use colored tail to secure colored ring

 

Beak
Use yellow or orange yarn

  1. ch 2
  2. 3sc into 1st ch sp
  3. Turn piece over entirely and sc across 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 1sc in 3rd sp <4>
  4. Turn and sc across <4>
  5. Turn and sc across <4>, fasten off leaving 9-10” tail
  6. Stitch on to hat

Ears

Use same color as top portion of hat

  1. Leaving a 6” long tail, ch 2
  2. 3sc into first ch sp
  3. Turn piece completely over and sc across, 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 1sc in 3rd sp <4>
  4. Turn and sc across, 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 2sc in 3rd sp, 1sc in 4th sp <6>
  5. Turn and sc across <6>
  6. Turn and sc across <6>
  7. Fasten off and leave 9-10” tail
  8. Weave 1st tail through the tip of ear (where original ch was crocheted) a few times and stitch down the back of ear with embroidery needle.  Stitch all the way to bottom of ear and pull through to inside of hat and secure when you stitch the ear into place

Repeat for 2nd ear

Stitch both ears slightly forward of center

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To make Oh boy Oh Boy a girl instead just add eyelashes and a flower or bow

Eyelashes

  1. Stitch right eye first (when facing you).  Insert hook, from front to back, at the center right of the right eye (halfway down point).  Pick up black and sl st into place.  Ch4 and sc into same sp.  Sl st into next sp, ch4 and sc into same space.  Fasten off and secure tails to the back of the eye, knot and cut short

For left eye insert hook three spaces above left center (halfway point) of left eye and repeat the above steps

 

Flower
single layer

  1. Using color of your choice, ch 2
  2. 5sc into 1st ch sp, join round with sl st
  3. Sc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st (change color on sl st) <10>
  4. Tie end of new color to end of old color to secure and crochet around as follows.  Into first sp *3hdc and 1sl st.  sl st into next space.  Repeat from * around for 5 petals.  Fasten off leaving 9-10” tail and secure to hat

Flower
double layer

  1. Using color of your choice, ch 2
  2. 5sc into 1st ch sp, join round with sl st
  3. Sc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st (change color on sl st) <10>
  4. Tie end of new color to end of old color to secure and crochet around as follows.  Crochet into front loops only, first sp *3hdc and 1sl st.  sl st into next space.  Repeat from * around for 5 petals.
  5. After last sl st crochet around back loops as follows.  *4hdc and 1sl st.  sl st into next sp, repeat all the way around.  Fasten off leaving 9-10” tail and secure to hat

 

Bow 

  1. ch5
  2. 3tc in 1st ch
  3. ch4 and sl st into 1st ch
  4. Repeat steps 1-3
  5. knot in back and wrap yarn around center of bow a few times, knot in back and cut leaving a 10″ long tail

 

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I hope you enjoyed making this free crochet owl hat pattern with me… have fun and as always…

happy hookin’


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Lorene February 21, 2013 at 8:07 am

just testing comments

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Renee March 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

What kind of yarn brand did you use?

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Lorene March 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Peaches N Cream

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Teresa March 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

where is the stinking download button

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Lorene March 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I am not sure why but for some reason the link on a google search does not put you on the right page. Here is the actual link for the Oh Boy Oh Boy Owl Hat
http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/02/free-crochet-owl-hat-pattern-oh-boy-oh-boy-owl/
sorry about that.

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Lee. Ann March 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

This oh boy owl hat is adorable! Thank you very much! :). :)
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Lorene March 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I’m glad you like it. Thank you!

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Dana March 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I made the hat for the 3-5 year old pattern and it came out kind of on the small side. It fits my almost-2 year old’s head just barely. Any suggestions? I used acrylic thread and also had to use a 6mm hook b/c I only had a 5 or a 6. I started with a 5 but it was apparent that was way too small after the first 8 rows.

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Lorene March 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

The pattern is written with cotton which would explain some of it but you probably crochet tighter than I do (also you said acrylic thread, did you mean yarn or thread?). Move up to 6.0mm hook and use cotton. Or you could use a worsted weight acrylic yarn and increase the amount of stitches by 5. Change line 6 to increase in every 5th sp for 60 hdc. follow the rest of the pattern the same… add a row or two if needed. Use same appliques and instructions for ear flaps.

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Dana March 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

Yes I meant yarn! haha, that would be a tiny hat. I was thinking it would be the acrylic. All I had on hand was acrylic and I live up north where its still going to be cold for a couple months, so I didn’t mind the lack of breathability.

I will try your suggestions, and switch to cotton yarn. I do tend to crochet tight, I should try and loosen that up a bit as well. In any case, the hat still came out super cute and it will fit my baby who is due in June perfectly by the time we get to winter again! Thanks for the pattern and the reply.

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Joann Belcher April 21, 2013 at 5:57 am

Could you be a little more clear on where to put the second ear flap? I am not sure where to start counting.

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Lorene April 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

Start counting from where the 1st ear flap meets the hat (do not include the ear flap) just start counting from the ear flap over… insert your hook into the next space after counting, and begin.

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Joann Belcher April 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Thanks so much. :)

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Lorene April 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

You’re very welcome… I hope you enjoy it!

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Melanie July 1, 2013 at 5:23 am

Hi
I’m loving this pattern but I’m not too sure about the sizing. I’m trying to make the 12-24mth hat. I’m using a 5.5mm hook and bamboo/wool yarn. the circumference is about 15inches and at a stretch 16. I had a look at the sizing guide it should be at least 17inches. I just wanted to check what size you make it? I didn’t think I was making it too tight.

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Lorene July 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

I will have to do a gauge swatch. I am thinking that it could be one of two things, you either crochet tighter than I do or it may be the yarn you are working with is thinner than what I used (Peaches & Cream cotton). This article that I wrote may help you with sizing. http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/04/how-to-design-your-own-custom-crochet-hat/

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Amy Walton July 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hello. I am using Peaches and Cream yarn and a 5.5 hook but its still really small…. Not sure if I am doing something wrong. :-)

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Lorene July 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

You probably just crochet tighter than I do. Go up to a 6.0mm or even a 6.5mm hook.

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Liz Tracy August 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm

What peaches and cream yarn colors did you use for the yellow owl hat? It is so adorable.

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Lorene August 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I only have half skein of the yellow but they only make one, the green is bright lime, I also don’t have a new blue but they carry two, this is the lighter one. plus orange for the beak. thank you!

or do you mean the girl one? It was just one of there variegated colors… its called psychedelic

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Tiffany September 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi! This will be my first time attempting to crochet a hat. I have crocheted scarfs when I was a kid, but nothing in as very long time. This hat is adorable. Do you have any suggestions for newbies? I want to get into this but just not sure how to go about it. So i’m just going to dive in. :) Thanks!

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Lorene September 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

yes, take your time and realize you may have to attempt a couple times…. I also suggest you watch my tutorials on the magic circle/ ring and the seamless method under the Tutorials tab (at the top of the screen). Let me know if you need any help. Thank you too.

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Elizabeth October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thank you for this pattern! Love it!

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Lorene October 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

You are very welcome, glad you like it.

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Jamie November 7, 2013 at 6:58 am

I absolutely LOVE this hat!! I have made a few owl hats before but this is by far my favorite pattern. I have to test it out and I am going to go up a size or two on hook because I crochet pretty tight. But thank you again for the pattern!! It’s adorable!

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Lorene November 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

you are very welcome, thank you!

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Karen November 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Oh, I like this hat! Will be great for the little one year old in my family! Thanks for sharing!

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Lorene November 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

You are very welcome

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Misty Mcclatchey January 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Could you be specific about where to start the first ear flap? I started it on the 3 round but it looks odd there specially if I count 25 stitches from there to place the second ear flap. thank you.

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Lorene January 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm

what do you mean by you started it on the 3 round? Also what size are you making?

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Lillian Naji January 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

Thanks alot, love this. This will be for my grandson :)

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Barbara March 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I am hoping that you can help me. I have tried over and over trying to save this pattern to my tablet but it keeps tell me thst the url is to large. I have even tried ssving it to my dropbox and it comes back with the same reply. Is there anyway to email this pattern to me. Thank you so much for your help. I just love makjng your patterns.

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Lorene March 24, 2014 at 7:59 am

You can actually use the clean print option to email the pattern to yourself… if this doesn’t work please let me know and I will save it as a pdf and email it to you. You can also save it in your Ravelry queue.

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Barbara March 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I’m sorry sending it as an email just brought me back to the page. Thank you for your help.

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Lorene March 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I’ll email it to you

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