Monday, May 16, 2016

Beanie in the Branches

Back in January, I started showing off my backdrop (updating its progress almost weekly). At the same time, I showed the beginning of another project.


I didn't say much more about this at the time. It was an idea I had for a beanie that I wanted to try to get published via an online magazine. (They have a strict "do not post pictures online" policy on submissions.)

Alas, I got word this week that the pattern was rejected. On the bright side, that means I can now show you what it was I was working on...


I had to give it a name, so I called it "Beanie in the Branches". Can you see the trees?


Now that it's my own again (so to speak), I'll probably publish the pattern via my Ravelry page and maybe Etsy. At some point. (The pattern's already written up. It's just a matter of formatting now.) Maybe closer to fall.

What do you think? I rather like it, but I'm biased. And does anyone have a better name for the thing? I'm not too fond of mine.

30 comments:

  1. Sorry it was rejected. I do see the branches in the design.

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  2. I like it! Too bad it got rejected though. I do see the branches, very cute! Maybe A Beanie Tree for a name?

    Betty

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  3. I like it. I definitely see the branches. I also like the name.

    VR Barkowski

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  4. Well done. As always, I'm a big fan of cables. :-) Can't really think of another name besides "Tree Hat", which isn't very original or clever...

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    1. The cable pattern is called Twin Trees, so there's always that.

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  5. Sorry to hear about the rejection letter but I like the hat and I do see the trees

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  6. I love it! Yes, I can see the branches. Too bad it was rejected! But you can keep trying!!

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    1. I'll just release it myself. There are plenty of indie designers out there.

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  7. Too bad it was rejected. It's so cute. I'm afraid I don't have any ideas about a name though. Beanie in the Branches is better than anything I could have come up with.

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  8. So cute! What, those people don't have eyes? Or was it taste? Anyway, good job!

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    1. There are many reasons why it might have been rejected. I may design something else and submit it to them in the future. We'll see.

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  9. That is awesome. I totally see the trees. The color is vibrant too. Won't miss you in that.

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    1. Nope, it'll definitely stand out on a gloomy day.

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  10. I would love this in a sea blue. I'd call it, let's see, BrainTree.

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    1. Brain Tree. I like it.

      The yarn does come in a few shades of blue. If you'd like to talk custom order...

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    1. Technically, it's neon yellow. Neon green is more green.

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  12. I think it's lovely. They're mad for not ordering a million of them. Maybe you could call it "Branching Out" or "Tree Change"?
    Actually I like your name better :)

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    1. It was just the pattern that I was offering. I couldn't "manufacture" a million of them. Not if I planned to knit anything else ever.

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  13. Sorry about the rejection -- it's a great project. I like Branching Out (mentioned above) or Branching Out Beanie.

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  14. Sorry to hear it didn't make it. I think it's too cool so it's their loss!

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  15. This beanie is so cute! I'm surprised the magazine didn't want the pattern! I have no idea how you created it… It will definitely be a great "piece" to add to your etsy shop! Especially in the fall! Who wouldn't want to mimic the season? ;)

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    1. The magazine gets a lot of submissions. I'll just have to try again.

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  16. Bummer on them not taking it. It looks very cute. I can totally see the branches. Nice job!

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  17. Wow! That is cool. I'm surprised it got rejected and hope you find success in other deserved ways for the design. Best wishes!

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