I Tested A Pattern and I Liked It | Newborn Swirl Beanie

Recently, I was entrusted with the job of pattern tester for Emme Claire Crochet.

She was looking for crocheters to try out a new pattern she designed for a Newborn Swirl Beanie.

crochet circle

The beginning.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous at first because I had never done this before but the test worked out perfectly and the little hat is totally adorable so I’m really glad I stepped up to the challenge.

Not only do I have a cute little hat to show for it but I learned a new stitch, I’d never encountered the Camel stitch before, and I made a new friend in the crochet community.  Emma was a sweetheart to correspond with.

I can show you the hat now because it’s been published and posted for sale at Ravelry.

crochet beanie

A little further along.

The pattern showed the cap in pink and white and it was really cute.  I used what I had on hand so mine ended up being mint green and white.  I’ve got to say, I love it in those colors too.  I also used a larger crochet hook since I didn’t have the right weight yarn so my sizing is a little off.  I will definitely be making more of these in the correct weight and size.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that anyone who has a baby girl… anywhere near me… will be getting one of these as a gift.  They’re easy to make and so darn cute!

The pattern includes step-by-step photos and tips that make it easy to understand and follow.  You really can’t mess it up.

Here’s my finished beanie!

Crochet beanie


Don’t you just love it?

Grab the pattern HERE.



About Robin

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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19 Responses to I Tested A Pattern and I Liked It | Newborn Swirl Beanie

  1. I am beyond thrilled that you offered your time! Forever grateful you tested this for me and even more happy to have met a wonderful person 💞💞

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  2. How cute is that hat. 🙂
    I immediately looked up the camel stitch because I love learning something new and realized I do that stitch all the time but I didn’t know it had name, and such a novel name as that! At least I know what to call it now so I still learned something new. 🙂

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    Great hat! I just did a test pattern for a quilt block, it’s a different feeling to be entrusted with someone’s design isn’t it!

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  4. Karen says:

    That hat is adorable!

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  5. It’s so cute! I love the green and white too

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  6. Ohh…that is adorable 😍 Great job! Cheers to you and the pattern writer…Emme Claire, is it? 😊

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  7. Very cute! I will have to try that one.

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  8. Oh my goodness that’s cute

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  9. Tami says:

    That is a cute little beanie!! I love the mint color! 😀


  10. Miss Rebecca says:

    Beautifully made! Your stitches are so neat and orgasmic 😂😂 lovely colour choice, will add this pattern for any future baby wips xx

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