Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you tend to think you have been buried; what if you’ve been planted? — Mindfully Glam
When, I was young my only dream was to be in the medical field. Being a nurse or a doctor was my only passion, I ever wanted to accomplish and become. A care taker was what blinded me. It was the only thing I wanted, it literally was in my blood, and tired fighting for it.
When, I was in middle school, I had this teacher tell me, “you are never going to achieve anything in your life, you just need to quit while you are ahead, your dreams are going to be nothing.” For the longest time this is what was embedded in my brain. I couldn’t let it go nor let it become me, because it did.
I ended up proving myself and my teacher wrong. It was what I wanted to do four the longest time. Graduated high school and even after 3yrs of my graduation, I even went to college. A moment that I am forever happy for and proud to have done. A moment I saw the light and path, that was for me.
It made me see that there was a light at the end of tunnel for me. I was in college for 3yrs, I got my CNA (certified nursing assistant), it was the best feeling in the world to see I accomplished something and pass on my love of life to other people.
I was a proud CNA for 2.5yrs and it was the only thing that made me happy in this life. That changed in 2016, my life and path changed. I let that piece of me go. It was the absolutely hardest for me to do. But, again there was another light in my tunnel that made me see another path in this life of mine.
It was a couple days after Thanksgiving of 2016, that I picked up my first hook and a ball of precious yarn. If you could what I made it was something else, but with the practice and teaching myself patience, I can say I love what I do and what I make. It was the best change I made for my life. I haven’t stopped since.
In the beginning of March 2017, is when I started MM_Crochet17. It was a tough start trying every turn I can make to get my name out there to people. I just never gave up and kept pushing myself to where I am today. Being apart of an amazing community of designers, which inspire me each day.
All the inspiration I have witnessed, this Beanie was brought forth for me like a phoenix rising from the ashes to be reborn. To rise and conquer my dreams for this journey I am on.
I made this beanie as a contribute to my life. That there is always hope and you have to believe in yourself, no matter what life throws in your journey. If things don’t work out, you stumble, and you get told “NO”, just remember it’s just a sign that it wasn’t your time at that moment, don’t let it stop you. Those are the things I think about every time my eyes meet with this beanie, you have to Keep Rising Hope and keep going. There is still Hope. There is still a chance for you, brush it off, now it just means you have to work harder for the next opportunity. This isn’t the end of my journey, I will get my time, but this beanie gives me this Hope I need to understand.
Where The Name Came From
I posted a picture, as a way to help me name this pattern, nothing was coming forth. A handful of people helped and came up with some names that were amazing, but one I saw just stood out from @ryanparkerdesigns
I just couldn’t pass this name up, the perfect piece to fit my own puzzle.
Trying many possibilities. Looking over so many types in my stash, but I just couldn’t decide what to use. After, a day went by, I got to thinking, I need to keep more on the neutral side, than for me trying to make it pop. So, I grabbed my Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in White and Ombré in Anthracite and the colors just flowed through my vision. My color pallet was decided to design this pattern in the neutral state. The fiber choice for this pattern works best with Worsted Weight #4 yarn.
I had some really amazing testers that brought this design more alive. They took this pattern to the next level, to help get where it is. I couldn’t have done without their skills, knowledge and expertise. So…. my thanks is to them.
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Deets on the Pattern
W: 8” H: 9”
Adult Size only
Since… I used measurements gauge isn’t a crucial step here. Brim: 17” wide and 2” high, before seaming it together. Final Measurements for Beanie: 8” wide and 9” high (with Pompom).
Brim: H/8 (5.0mm)
Body: K (6.5mm) or L/8 (8.0mm)
Dec Rows: I/9 (5.5mm)
Worsted Weight #4 ~ 133-250yds ~ 2 or 3 different colors to capture the look of the stitches and textures. (You may use any type of yarn in the same weight.)
Other Materials Required
- Stitch Marker (optional)
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle (weaving in ends and cinching)
- Yarn or Faux Fur Pompom (optional)
- Product Tag (optional)
US Crochet Terminology. (Please don’t translate into any other language without contacting me first to do so.)
The ch’s at the beginning of the row, don’t count as stitches. Also, ch3’s don’t count as stitches.
This pattern is worked from starting with the brim, body and then decrease rows, finally cinching top closed.
The brim is worked in rows by ch’ing and turning, before beginning the next row.
The DC (double crochet) for the first three stitches and last three stitches, are worked in the stitches and also around the ch3’s. While the rest of the double crochet’s of the row are worked into the ch3 space, not going into the stitches of the previous row.
- Ch: chain
- R: row
- H: height
- W: width
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- EXSC: extended single crochet
- Dec: decrease
- BLO: back loop only
- SK: skip
- **: to be repeated
- YO: yarn over
- FO: fasten off
ExSC (extended single crochet): this stitch is completed just like that of the single crochet, the only difference is when this stitch is placed you will just pull up a little bit on your hook and yarn, to get that height. This stitch is also worked in each single crochet’s of previous rows.
Dec (decrease): there are several ways to make a decrease, the one I am going to explain here will simply be your traditional decrease. To begin, insert your hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 2 loops on your hook, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 3 loops to complete your decrease.
Now Let’s Dive Right In…
Starting with your H (5.0mm) and ch8.
R1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in the remaining four ch’s. Ch1 and turn. (7)
R2: sc in the first stitch, sc in the BLO of the next 5ch’s, sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn. (7)
R3-65: repeat R2. (7)
After completing your last row, bring both ends together, simply slip stitch them together, and turn inside out (so your seam is on the inside). Your brim should measure 17” wide and 2” high.
Body Of Beanie
Change to your K(6.5mm) hook.
R1: ch1, sc in each stitch evenly across the top of the brim, change to your second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
R2: ch1, sc in first stitch, sk next 3stitches, ch3, *sc in next stitch, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* sc in the last stitch, change to primary color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
R3: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
R4: ch1, *ExSc in sk stitch from previous row, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color, slip stitch to first to join. (65)
R5: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, place 3dc’s in the ch3 space,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
R6-17: Repeat rows 4&5. (65)
R18: ch1, ExSc in the first stitch from previous row, sc in the next 3stitches, *ExSc in the next stitch from previous row, sc in the next 3stitches,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color (FO second color), slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
Change to your I/9 (5.5mm) Hook
R19: ch1, sc in each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (65)
R20: ch1, *sc in the next 3stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first to join. (52)
R21: ch1, *sc in the next 2stitches, dec,* slip stitch to first to join. (39)
R22: ch1, *sc in the next stitch, dec,* slip stitch to first stitch to join. (26)
R23: ch1, sc in each stitch, slip stitch to first stitch to join. (26)
FO and leave a long tail for cinching your beanie closed.
Cinching Up Your Beanie
You will be weaving in and out of each stitch. Once you get to end, begin pulling your yarn tight (not so tight that you don’t break your yarn, like I did), then simply tie a several knots to secure it. Weave in your ends and she is completed. At this point, you may add a Yarn or Faux Fur Pompom, it’s your choice.
You’re all done. I just want to thank you for taking the time and stopping by to make this Beanie. Your support and love, that you have for this craft is very appreciated and means everything to me, just to keep my inspiration alive and thriving, to keep creating for all of you. Again, Thank You.
Much Love XOXO: Colt Tryon (MM_Crochet17)
Make sure you Pin This For Later, and if you make one I would love to see it, by tagging me on Instagram @mm_crochet17 using #risinghopebeanie and #mandmcrochet. I honestly can’t wait to see your Rising Hope Beanies and to share your work with everyone.