Pattern Design-Fear, Hope & Love

The internet is full of inspiration (and encouragement if you look in the right place) and I’ve been completely and utterly drowned with inspiration. Yep, drowned. If anything was going to prove that I had ADD, then the combination of the planning a crochet pattern design and following so many amazing designers online, was going to be the thing. I’ve been overwhelmed and indecisive for over a year now. That is too long! I took the plunge this week, into waters I’m barely treading, and designed my first pattern.

This may not seem like that big of a deal to many of you, but with thousands of videos, tutorials, online classes, books, magazines, blogs  and indie online craft shops, the competition is fierce and if your pattern stinks, is difficult to follow or size, you are done.  So my goal was to create patterns that make mathematical sense, that flow and build in structure in a logical and simple way.

I love cables and texture so this design combines my fear of rejection, my hope of success and my love of cables. I may sink like the Titanic, but she went down in style!

UPDATE: The pattern can now be found on Craftsy and Ravelry for purchase and instant download. Thank you for your continued support and readership.

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Sarah - April 18, 2012 - 9:00 am

Very cute hat! I think this is an awesome first pattern. Best of luck with it!

Jonna - April 19, 2012 - 6:57 am

You have nothing to fear!! This is an exciting time for you. Like you said the encouragement is out there. I have received so much help and priceless advice. If you need anything you let me know! Granted I just started this journey myself so if I don’t know the answer I will find out who does! Btw- you obviously found the perfect brim! Congrats my friend and enjoy!

Sarah's Bits and Pieces Crochet - April 19, 2012 - 6:58 am

Put those fears on the back burner….you did an awesome job….I love love love the hat and can’t wait to purchase the pattern:)

annette davis - April 25, 2012 - 4:32 pm

I love your red,white & blue hat. I’m a beginner working on my second project. Hope someday to be as good ad you. Oh yeah love those buttons,its hard to find cute buttons anymore. Guess they think people don’t sew anymore :). Just wanted to say love your site.

EJ - August 3, 2012 - 9:14 pm

very nice hat, is this for an adult or child? Do you have a pattern for it? thanks

madme - August 8, 2012 - 7:39 am

This particular pattern is for adults, and it spans 5 sizes.

quinzilla - August 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Hi. I went to Craftsy to try to find the pattern for your Fear, Hope & Love cap.

I was not able to find it.

Would you be able to email it to me?


madme - August 29, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Thank you for your interest in looking it up, here’s the link to my Craftsy shop. It is amazingly sparse, but the hat pattern is there!

Tanya - September 16, 2012 - 8:16 pm

I would love a copy of this pattern. How do I get one? My daughters friend, 14 just got diagnosed with Lukemia and we would love to make her some hats to wear. Can you help me out?

Cathy Ecton - December 2, 2012 - 9:07 am

Love your work, would love to get emails on future projects. Merry Christmas

Cathy Ecton - December 2, 2012 - 9:08 am

I like your cable hat.

Cathy - December 2, 2012 - 9:10 am

Sorry keep clicking the post before I select contact by email.

madme - December 2, 2012 - 10:17 am

No problem Cathy, it’s mind boggling how each website on the the internet is completely different. If you use the subscribe button on the sidebar on the homepage, you will be notified every time there’s a new post. Thanks for stopping by.

Penny M - December 8, 2012 - 3:04 pm

I love this hat, would also love a pattern just like everyone else, isn’t it a nice feeling to now that other’s love your work….please let me know when and how I can get the pettern when it becomes available. Thanks

madme - December 8, 2012 - 3:12 pm

I should update the article! It is now available through Craftsy and Ravelry. Thank you so much for supporting my work and blog. Hope to see your here again Penny.

mina - June 3, 2013 - 3:59 pm

i got the pattern but i’m completely stuck on the brim is it possible to do a visual tutorial on the brim? row 2 is completely confusing

madme - June 3, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Mina, I’m sorry you are having trouble, what part is confusing and maybe I can help you through it. I’ve had many customers make this successfully so I’m sure we can work together to allay confusion.

Marcela G - October 21, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Id like to make this, by in that beautiful variegated color scheme like yours. Hope I win :)

Terria Daniel - October 21, 2013 - 7:54 pm

I would love to win this pattern. I have a friend that just started chemo for breast cancer and would love to make her this hat to wear. Absolutely beautiful stitches!

Vicky - October 21, 2013 - 8:22 pm

I just love this hat!!! I’m struggling (still) with getting hat sizes correct without crocheting and ripping out a few times before I give up haha.

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