Blog stuff first. Since I don't pay for a premium service my statistic availability does not allow me to narrow the numbers as closely as I'd like. However, I do know that since starting my blog I've had exactly 5,500 pageviews. Which if you figure in averages, that would be 2,750 per year. Not bad. March 2012 had the greatest single month of pageviews with 669, most likely due to the Merlot hat on February 29th. Merlot alone received 286 pageviews. The pattern page has received 405 pageviews, so hopefully people are finding that a useful resource. Bored yet? I would be, because lets face it, who would find these numbers interesting, other than me?
Would hat statistics be more fun to read about? Well, 46 (20 adult, 26 children) of the hats I made in the past year were donated to Halos of Hope. Here comes the hard part, choosing which is the best. I went back through all my past posts, expecting to select the top five or so to post for this poll. With each month I kept telling myself, "Oh, I like this one." or "I like that one, because..." So I had to revisit the list several times until I cut it down to ten. Now since this is an opinion poll, there is no real hat winner. I'm just curious, and it's hot outside so I felt we needed a little cool distraction inside. You are actually welcome to vote for any hat I've made since July 2012.
Here's how the giveaway will work. Add a comment with your email or Ravelry ID (so I can contact you if you win) and the name of the hat you like best. That's it. Pretty darn simple. I'll select a random winner on July 17th.
|July 2011 #1 - My Danish Hat|
|July 2011 #2 - Sassy Summer Hat|
|August 2011 #3 - Roseberry|
|October 2011 #1 - Chunky Pink Cables|
|November 2011 #1 - Softly Swedish|
|December 2011 #1 - Candy Cane|
|January 2012 #1 - Frosty|
|January 2012 #3 - Flurry|
|February 2012 #1 - Wild Raspberry Cables|
|April 2012 #3 - Sweet Pea|
|June 2012 #3 - Carmel Bucket|
OK, so I lied, it turns out that there are eleven hats. Now don't feel you have to limit yourself to these eleven. Feel free to choose from any I've made if there is one in particular that you've liked that I haven't chosen. My reasons for selecting each of these has varied either because of the cuteness factor, because it was incredibly soft, or because I just liked they way it came together. Oh, by the way, would you like to know what I'm giving away? The lucky person drawn from all entries will receive a Halos of Hope project bag, skein of Berroco Comfort yarn, and a few other yarn related goodies (there must be some surprises).