I just published my first pattern on Ravelry.
I'm nervous, excited, like a deer in the headlights.
When I first began knitting, which wasn't that long ago peeps, I looked everywhere for patterns that were knit flat as I had no idea how to knit things in-the-round. My daughter, Kaia Papaya, wanted me to make her a slouchy beanie (because she's a secret hipster), but I was having trouble finding something that I could create.
I finally came across a pattern that was 1) slouchy and 2) knit flat. Hurrah! I made one. Another and then another. I found I could literally make one of these in just a few hours. The problem is that the original pattern disappeared. It was posted online and is lost to the matrix. And I had never copied or written the pattern down.
I sat down with one of her beanies, a notebook, pen, some yarn, and needles. Several trial and errors later, I think I found a pattern that works! Since it's not exactly original, I was working off of another pattern, I made it free!
You can find it on Ravelry here and there is also a link on my Shop tab.