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.

20 comment on “Pattern Design-Fear, Hope & Love”

  1. Vicky,

    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.

  2. Terria Daniel,

    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!

    1. Comment author madme,

      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.

  3. Penny M,

    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

    1. Comment author madme,

      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.

  4. Tanya,

    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?

  5. annette davis,

    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.

  6. Sarah's Bits and Pieces Crochet,

    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:)

  7. Jonna,

    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!

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