My name is Yoshie and I'm the solo designer and maker behind Momohana Kobo. I'm also a Japanese calligrapher, licensed in Brush and Pencil calligraphy from "Nihon Shuji," the Japan Calligraphy ...
My name is Yoshie and I'm the solo designer and maker behind Momohana Kobo. I'm also a Japanese calligrapher, licensed in Brush and Pencil calligraphy from "Nihon Shuji," the Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation.
I started crocheting in my early childhood years. It always has been my hobby. I opened Momohana Kobo originally as an eco-conscious knitwear brand. Since then I have been exploring more ways to not only be eco-friendly, but help people as well. I'm very excited about what the future holds, discovering more possibilities.
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Popcorn Beanie is now a flagship product of Momohana Kobo. It is an ideal pattern I came upon through countless trial and error so I am especially attached to it. This hat used to be a plain visor beanie I designed for a newborn when I was pregnant with my first child in 2004. After he was born and was spending more time outside, I made a beanie with a broader brim so he won't have the sun in his eyes. This worked but it wasn't perfect because it couldn't block the sun coming from the side. So I tried making the brim wider but this made the beanie look unstylish because the brim was too big. But this mistake gave me a chance to come up with the creative idea to fold up the sides with a button. This led me to adding a three-dimensional Popcorn Stitch and also to make the matching popcorn beanie in adult size originally for myself.
PLEASE NOTE: Individual crochetters may sell a hat made from this pattern. I just ask that you credit me as the pattern's author and include a link to my Etsy shop in your listing. Thank you!!
Original Design by Yoshie Wakabayashi from Momohana Kobo
4 inches = 15 sts