It’s been a while since I last posted but today I come with some awesomely exciting news for you. My Geneva Beanie is being featured on Mary Maxim’s Christmas Countdown 2019 blog!! It’s such an honor to get this feature on their site and I couldn’t be more excited. This is the first pattern that I ever had professionally tech edited and published. I remember being so nervous to put myself and my work out there into the maker community but I was welcomed with open arms. I’ve made so many friends over this past year whether it’s through Instagram or in real life and also have been given some wonderful opportunities that I never thought would’ve ever happened in a million years. That’s why I create patterns and make things that make others happy and this pattern does hold a special place in my heart.
This is a great pattern if you know how to tunisian crochet or if you want to take your maker skills to the next level with a new skill set this is the pattern for you. It’s not hard to follow at all even if you’re new to tunisian crochet. I provided video links in the pattern download for reference when help is needed. I do recommend getting hooks with cords because this hat is made in a flat panel and sewn together and you may need the cord to accommodate the number of stitches. I love how tunisian crochet can give you the look of knitting without having to actually know how to knit. This method of crocheting is always fun because you can create so many different patterns and textures with it. However, it does create a bulkier fabric so you have to be mindful of the yarn and hook size you use when creating your own pattern or substituting yarns in a pattern that you may have purchased.
I chose Caron Simply Soft Tweeds for this pattern and to me it was the perfect yarn for the stitch used. When I first saw the yarn it reminded me of a toasted marshmallow which was almost the name of the pattern come to think of it. This yarn only comes in 3 colors but I think the “Off White” colorway looks the best in this yarn. I would love to see everyone’s hat that they create in whatever yarn you choose. I for sure know that Mary maxim has some awesome yarns that this hat would look great including the yarn I used.
Head over to Mary Maxim’s blog where this pattern will be available as a free download for a limited time (click here). While you’re there you can check out some of the great selection of Mary Maxim yarns. I have my eyes set on their Marvelous Chunky, Natural Alpaca Tweed, Aran Irish Tweed and Starlette yarns. I love making cold weather gear and these yarns are perfect for creating patterns to brave the cold , especially here in Michigan. Winters can be brutal here and I plan on being prepared.
Also, as a thank you for visiting my blog all of my patterns are 20% off (no code needed) in my Ravelry shop just (click here )to be taken there if you want to purchase it. They’ll be on sale from today until the end of January so you’ll have plenty of time and you’ll also be to see the new patterns that I will be releasing very soon in the new year.
Until next time makers keep on making…
Happy Holidays to you all!!
Tacia- Maker and Founder behind Joanna’s Crochet