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Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern Tester Application

Yay! I´ve written a new pattern and crocheted the sample, now  I need you! Would you like to test this pattern for me?

Crochet testing is a lovely way of showing support to your favorite designers... not to mention getting your hands on a pattern before anyone else! As a crochet tester, you will receive a free copy of the pattern to crochet by the deadline I have set.

In return, I would love to get detailed and accurate feedback from you on whether you think the pattern is clear and correct, the measurements match what described in the pattern, and your overall experience of knittincrocheting this pattern. By doing this, you are helping me to make this pattern the very best it can be before I release it to the rest of the crochet community! So thank you!

CROCHET PATTERN DETAILS —   

Before you decide if you want to be a test knitter, here are all the details you should know:

DEADLINE —  

September 30th (not flexible, this is an easy, few hours project)

SKILL LEVEL  

Easy 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS — 

Child/Small - Top section measures 5.5″ wide. Middle section is 2.5″ long. Brim section is 2.25 inches wide, for a head measuring 17–19 inches in circumference.

Adult Medium - Top section measures 7″ wide. Crown height section is 4″ long. Brim section is 2.25 inches wide, for a head measuring 19–22 inches in circumference.

Adult Large - Top section measures 8″ wide. Middle section is 4″ long. Brim section is 2.25 inches wide, for a head measuring 21–24 inches in circumference.

YARN — 

1 (1, 2) skein(s)  El Calafate Extra (100% Merino Wool); sample uses color Crema. Yarn usage does not includes the making of a swatch. You are welcome to use an alternative bulky yarn if you’d prefer.

HOOK —   

15.75mm (US Q) crochet Hook

GAUGE — 

10 cm / 4” = 3.6 stitches and 4.25  rows in pattern stitch using 15.75 mm (US Q) crochet hook.

NOTIONS  

Tapestry needle.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A CROCHET TESTER

Being a crochet tester is more of a mind set than a skill set.

The most important quality in a crochet tester is that they're able to follow instructions and stick to the deadline. Plus, 

  • We shall communicate often through Instagram or email. I´m here for you!  If you have any questions during the crochet test, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will answer your questions ASAP. It is better that you ask me questions, rather than spend too much time trying to figure something out on your own.
  • You can expect to find errors. These can be grammatical or mathematical errors, convey things that could have been explained better , etc. Please communicate them to me ASAP.
  • You should follow the pattern at all times, as written. Please note that gauge is key!
  • You must keep to the deadline. If you are having any trouble with meeting the deadline, let me know because any delays on your end will delay the release of the pattern too.
  • You should keep detailed notes on any areas of the pattern that you had difficulty with; that are unclear or wrong, final measurements,  yarn usage, etc. Report everything back to me.
  • You should put the finished project up on Ravelry. Feel free to post abstract photos and notes about the project as you work on it, but please save the photo of the final reveal until the pattern has been launched. At this point, you can link your project to the launched pattern page, which I will provide you with.

APPLY TO BE A CROCHET TESTER FOR THE BUCKET HAT 

⮕  If you would like to apply to be a crochet tester for the Bucket Hat, please fill out this simple form. ⬅

 I will be in touch! 

Thank you so much for your interest in being a tester. I really appreciate your help in making this pattern the best it can be before I release it to the public.