The Linden Beanie- Guest Designer Post
I am so excited because I was given another opportunity to work with the very talented, very sweet and very encouraging Janne over at the Joy of Motion blog and to share this second free pattern on her blog. If you missed our first guest post with her, or have not been to her blog yet- you just have to check it out! She is a seriously talented designer and does so much to help out other indie crochet designers, such as myself.
She also recently launched her own line of hand-dyed yarn which is simply stunning!
Following the success of the Fireside Beanie, I knew that I wanted to make another quick, bulky beanie for this season and that was my main inspiration for the Linden Beanie design. Rather than keeping this pattern exclusive on our site, I knew it would be a great addition on the Joy of Motion Blog and would fit right in with some of the other beautiful beanie patterns Janne has on her site.
I also knew that I wanted it to have a streamline, and simple look that would be ideal for mixing and matching colors, or keeping it all a solid color, depending on your preference. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do! While it is not yet available on our blog, you can check out the Joy of Motion Blog to get the free pattern and read the full story behind this beanie pattern. You can also purchase the inexpensive, large font, colored PDF of this pattern from our Etsy or Ravelry shops.
I will also have it available here on A Purpose and A Stitch in a few months, and maybe even a video tutorial to boot!
I made all of mine in contrasting colors, and love the striking difference between the ribbing and camel stitch portion to the upper white portion, but some of our testers made theirs in solid colors, and I was so impressed with how pretty those turned out as well. It also looks great with a faux fur pom, a yarn pom or no pom at all!
It is also relatively customizable in sizing, since the pattern repeats in multiples of 2 and is worked from the bottom up, so you can either add rows to give it more slouch, or follow the pattern for a more to-size fit.
How will you make yours? Regardless, I really do hope you enjoy this pattern and find it both simple and quick to make. Quick make beanies seem to be such a go-to, especially for me, and best of all, you can make several beanies out of just 2 skeins since the adult size does not even require a full skein of Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool- Ease, Thick and Quick.
Looking for more inspiration before starting yours? Check out our Instagram feed to see some of our testers versions!
So now what? Grab some extra bulky weight yarn, and a US size N crochet hook and head on over to the Joy of Motion Blog to get started on yours!
Want a chance to win a FREE PDF copy of this beanie, as well as 3 other amazing patterns? I’ve joined forces with Janne as well as her other 2 guest designers for this month to give away 4 free PDF patterns to 5 lucky winners! Check out the link on how to enter here. And best of luck!