Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coming Soon! A FREE chemo hat pattern: Lilian!

So I was inspired by an unnamed person to continue doing what I do best - offering FREE chemo hat patterns. This pattern has been under works for a while. I will dedicate it to my cancer sister and it is named in her honor. Here is a sneek peek at the Lilian!

This is only my second prototype, I am still trying to work out the kinks. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Volunteer opportunity

To anyone in Crestview, Florida, Brittney Sanchez is planning a chemo cap making event at her church Christ Family Church. I am sure it would be greatly appreciated if anyone can volunteer or donate supplies. Here is the contact information for the church the event will take place:

 Christ Family Church
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(850) 683-8169

 I will match her churches donation of hat and headband sets (not infinity scarves) to local hospital.

Edited to prove that based on the information I have the event is a go.

Lier, lier pants on fire!

She claims she did not sell the hat. However on her Etsy account it clearly says that she sold on

Here is where she puts her foot in her mouth:

Wow. Well. I am not a youth pastor. I do not get paid by my church. I am a stay at home mom.
I did not sell the hat that I used your pattern that I GAVE my aunt. I also credited you on Instagram when I posted it. 

Its easy to gain support from women when you did not allow me to explain my side. Now if you would have contacted me and if I would have ignored your anger, then I could see where you would post all of this. But to not even give me a chance to defend myself and go straight to rallying women to call me a thief and Jezebel is hurtful and uncalled for. Calling me a bad Christian and saying I'm the cause for lack of goodness in the world? I just don't understand why you have been so quick to be hateful. I would never wish to taint someone's name without first giving them the opportunity to explain themselves.

Be quick to listen and slow to anger<< I'm not stealing that, it's from the Bible.

You gave me no opportunity to tell you that I truly feel like my 3 in 1 pattern is different. 
But since you clearly feel that it's not, I have taken my listing down.

I apologize for any anger I have caused you. It was truly unintentional.

Does it not say SOLD tere! She truly is a piece of work.

Justice has been served by Etsy!

After so many people have suggested I reported the Dot Dot Shoppe to Etsy. And they take copyright issues very seriously. In less than 24h the shop owner left a comment on this blog saying she took the listing down (not out her free will of course, but because Etsy made her do so).

It was not Etsy that resulted in removing the listing. It must have been a fellow blog reader who was looking for a free pattern. Thank you whoever you are!

Here is her full comment:

Hello, I the owner of Dot Dot Shoppe who is being referred to here. I wish I would have been contacted so that I could have at least defended myself instead of getting a message accusing me of stealing.
I would like to point out that if I were going to steal, why would I leave evidence behind by posting a picture on Snip Hip Horray?
I am a small business owner and I very much like to give credit to fellow small business owner. I have used Brindle and Twig patterns many times and I always credit them. The first hat I made using Snip Hip Hooray pattern, I had to make up a lot of it as I went because the instructions weren't clear, but even still, I credited her when I posted on social media.
After I made it though it still just wasn't what I wanted it to be. I wanted something reversible, I wanted a band that could double as a headband, the measurements of the cap itself weren't what I needed, and several more things.
I searched and tried many patterns without finding what I needed so I made my own. I took what I had learned from everyone, and made it myself. I was so excited because I had never done that before.
The pattern that I took the most tips from on how to make a reversible hat was a completely different style of hat that I applied the same principles to this skull cap but even still, their pattern gave permission to sell.

The technique that I kept from Domestic Godess was how to make the ruffle.

Domestic Godess, I wish you would have just contacted me instead of accusing me of stealing and using my aunt. I included her story in my description because I wanted it to relate to how other chemo patients might feel.

My price isn't out of greed. The fabric i used was expensive.

If you would have contacted me I would have explained my reasoning and if you still felt like my product was too similar, I would have been more than willing to take it down, credit you or whatever.

I felt like it was totally different in that mine is a 3 in 1 cap. If you felt differently, I wish you would have contacted me instead of going straight to blasting me.
My main seller is my hammered out coins that I handstamp, I went to another local place and they too had something very similar, only their coins were flattened out smooth by a crank machine. Other than that, our product was the same, I didn't go and accuse them of taking my idea. They took something and made it their own.

Anyways, I took the listing down until hopefully you and I can straighten this out. I was going to send this in a personal email to you but couldn't find a contact button on your page.
If you would like to email me at you can, otherwise I will look for your response here.

I do apologize if you feel I have wronged you and I hope we can sort this out. For me it is just a cap and not worth making anyone angry. I personally felt that I made it my own but if you feel differently than I can respect that.

Now if she was a decent person she would make her "original" pattern and construction method available for free for everyone to make up for the fact that her actions caused me not to offer my pattern for free. She was even kind enough to leave an email for you if you wish to contact her directly .