Recently with my mother being diagnosed with cancer I quickly put my hand up to sew her some beanies.
I jumped online to find a PDF Pattern that was stylish and easy to follow, after searching for about an hour and not yet being a confident seamstress I was starting to feel a bit dissapointed. Don't get me wrong there are some gorgeous pattern's if you can read German! 🤣
I did however find a free pattern at sewing org that had some great measurements but the instructions had me lost. Our admin and sewing guru Kiaraleigh, helped me to reword the instructions and cut the pattern on the fold with a predetermined curve rather than a freehand one.
From there the pattern finally clicked for me and I could whip up a beanie for my mum in next to no time. Before long my girls wanted some just like Grandma too, so we decided to include children's sizing.
The AMAZING Liz from Thread Faction Studio who has far more pattern drafting knowledge than I ever will, offered to help draft the pattern for me to gift as a free download. My hope is that this can be used for those like me who need more foolproof instructions to make a beanie for a loved one.
I was touched by those in the TMGA VIP Group who were going through or had been through the cancer journey themself or with loved ones. This is a small way in which we hope the broader sewing community can continue to give back and donate to other's in their local community.
As this is a FREE DOWNLOAD we ask that you do not make these for profit we intended this pattern for loved one's, friends and those in need of a Hero Halo. ️