Tester Application: Faith Over Fear Beanie – Infant/Child Sizes

Hi there!

Thanks so much for your interest in becoming a pattern tester for me! If you’re here, you’re applying to test the Infant and Child Sizes version of the Faith Over Fear Beanie pattern for me, so let’s get to it, shall we?

Pattern Details

This star-studded beanie, features the star stitch and third loop (TLO) texture. It’s worked in the round from the brim up and cinched together at the top. While all rounds are joined, some are regular and others require turning.

Working the star stitch in the round is a little fiddly, so I have marked the skill level for this beanie as “intermediate,” however the pattern is packed full of photos, charts, tips and tricks plus video support, so even an adventurous beginner can give this a go!

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Terms: US Standard
  • Stitches: ch, sl st, sc, hdc, star, sc2tog, BLO, TLO
  • Size: Preemie through 10 yrs
  • Yarn: CYC 3 DK/Light Worsted weight
  • Yardage: 75 to156 yds / 68 to 142 m – See Size Chart
  • Hooks: 4mm/G (brim) and 5mm/H (body)
  • Test Begins: As soon as you are selected and confirmed.
  • Due Date: March 31, 2023

PDF Includes

  • Full written pattern with supplemental photos, plus tips and tricks for novice pattern readers/crocheters
  • Full photo tutorials (with supplemental video tutorials) for special stitches
  • Consolidated written pattern for more experienced crocheters
  • Supplemental video pattern
  • Stitch Chart
  • Row/Round Tracker

What I’m Looking For

I am looking for detail-oriented crocheters of varying levels of experience (beginners welcome!) to help me make my patterns the best they can be. I try not to be too needy, but do require the following:

  • Slack: I run pattern tests on Slack, a free app for phone, tablet, and desktop that can be found in most app stores.  I find it very useful in uploading files (like pattern revisions, non-compressed photos, etc.) to be shared with a particular workgroup/channel, and the entire testing group, as well as myself, will be available to answer questions if the need arises.  You can create your free account at Slack.com.
  • Notes: I stare at this pattern so much that I become blind to the little things, so I will need you to be on the lookout for any errors in grammar, punctuation, technical aspects, etc. Be detailed, you won’t hurt my feelings :o)
  • Photos: Please send at least one progress and one finished project photo, submitted to me with your notes. Please ensure they are clean and well-lit, natural light where possible. Avoid direct sunlight, which creates a hard contrast between the harsh light and shadows.
    • I will be sharing your work on my social media as well via Stories or main feed, and anywhere else I promote the pattern, with proper credit to you of course!
  • PUBLIC Social Media: It’s a beast, but it’s a must. Here’s why…
    • I need to see samples of your work as part of the application process – I can’t approve what I can’t see.
    • I would like you to share at least 1 photo of your work using the hashtag(s) you will find in the pattern – Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, Reddit whatever platform you use.
    • I want to give you proper credit and maybe throw some followers your way! If you share your work and tag me, I can share your work on my page too and that might get you some followers!
  • Deadlines: Adhering to due dates is ESSENTIAL. Please ensure that you have submitted all notes and photos to me NO LATER THAN March 31, 2023. If you feel you may not be able to adhere to this date, please apply at another time.
  • Copyright: By applying to test, you assert your promise to protect my intellectual property by not copying, reproducing, or distributing my pattern.

If You Feel Inclined

The next few things are not required, but if you feel like doing it, I would sure appreciate it!

  • Add your project to Ravelry – a tester code will be provided for the test.
  • Post additional progress or project photos
  • Promote the release on social media
  • Tell all your maker buddies (only if you love it!)

If you’re cool with all of that, click the button below to take you to a Google Form to submit your application.

If you are selected, look for an email from me to confirm then an automated email invitation from me to join the Slack workspace channel I have created for the test.  If you are selected and do not confirm your ability to test via reply to my email within 48 hours, you forfeit your slot and I will offer it to the next person.

Thanks for your interest!


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