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My Mountain Designer Contest Winners

 From over 235 designs entered and after 10,000 votes cast, here are the 17 winning design from North America’s My Mountain hat design contest.   Hats feature all of the My Mountain yarns from Schachenmayr original – Boston, Boston Style, Bravo Big, Bravo Big Color, Lova and Lumio.  Enjoy and be inspired on your own mountain.

Hat Name Designer Name

Sheri Goad

Sheri Goad is a new designer, anxious to find her place in the crocheting community. She's a mom, wife, daycare provider, crocheter, youth director, crafter and more! She likes trying new things but sticks to those she loves. She believes life is too short to do things you don't love!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/froggingalong

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/FroggingAlong

Blog: http://www.froggingalong.blogspot.com

Northern Lights

Lars Rains

Teacher, designer and author Lars Rains passion is his design and lifestyle brand Modern Lopi.  His Norwegian-inspired hat design was taken from his love of the Icelandic and Nordic history and culture.

Website: http://www.modernlopi.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModernLopi

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lars-rains

Free Hat Pattern designer constest

Rohn Strong

Rohn Strong is a crochet designer based in the US.  His goal is simple; to show the world that crochet is beautiful.

Website: www.strongandstone.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rohnstrong?fref=ts

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/rohn-strong

Blog: www.rohnstrongdesigns.wordpress.com

Woven Ladder

Susan Anderson

Susan B. Anderson is the author of five knitting pattern books, focusing on baby and toy knitting.  Her blog won the Reader's Choice award for About.com's annual competition for best knitting blog.  Susan's online tutorials can be found on her channel SusanbAnderson on You Tube. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.b.anderson.35?fref=ts

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-b-anderson

Blog: susanbanderson@blogspot.com

Mt. Katahdin

Sonya Blackstone

Maine crochet designer Sonia Blackstone loves to work color into her crochet design business, Beautiful Ducklings.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDucklings

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sonya-blackstone

Blog: http://3beautifulducklings.blogspot.com

Rusty Ridge

Kiyomi Burgin

Canadian artist Kiyomi Burgin is known for her artwork primarily, but also for her structured knitting designs. She is the sister of fellow finalist and designer Sachiko Burgin.

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kiyomi-burgin

Blog: http://kiyomi-burgin.blogspot.com/

White Lightening

Steven Hicks

Accounting professional Steven Hicks has created a design business based on knit and crochet skills handed down to him from his family.  His collection, Rodeo Knits, available on Ravelry, features detailed designs in lace, cable and colorwork.

Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/steven-hicks

Blog: www.rodeoknits.com

Rolling Hills

Sachiko Burgin

Canadian designer Sachiko Burgin has degrees in Jewelry and Metalsmith Design, but prefers to create her designs in fiber. Sachiko works for her LYS, Romni Wools, and sells her designs on Ravelry and Patternfish.  She is the sister of fellow designer Kiyomi Burgin.

Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sachiko-burgin

Blog: http://www.sachikoburgin.blogspot.com/

Mile Away

Janet Brani

Janet Brani is a prolific crochet designer living in the Southern US.  Her designs are available for sale in her online stores on Ravelry and Craftsy.

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/oneloopshy-designs

Blog: http://oneloopshy.blogspot.com/


Mary Kubasek

Mary Kubasek, the Marketing Manager for Webs - America's Yarn Store, is responsible for the production of their seasonal catalogs. Her business and design skills are a true compliment her job and makes her an invaluable part of the Webs team.

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/mary-kubasek


Alaina Klug

Crochet Guild of America member Alaina Klug publishes designs under her business Looseenz and teaches crochet both locally in Michigan as well as online at Betterfly.com

Blog: http://www.loose-enzcrochet.com/blog.html


Kersti Landra

Kersti Landra is a high school student in Western Ontario Canada.  A champion Scottish Highland dancer, Kersti is also the pattern model for Koigu handknitting yarns, a company founded by her mother and grandmother.

Mountain High

Heather Dixon

British-born designer Heather Dixon left a busy ready-to-wear design career on the east coast to live a simpler, but still busy life in rural New York.  The founder of the Army of Knitters knitwear design brand, Heather is also Creative Editor for Clotheshorse Magazine, an online knitting pattern and fashion periodical that is published three times per year.

Website: http://www.armyofknitters.com

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/heather-dixon


Alasdair Post-Quinn

High-tech professional Alasdair Post-Quinn is a local knitwear designer and teacher, focusing on the study and promotion of double-knitting techniques.  The author of Extreme-Double Knitting (Cooperative Press), Alasdair is a popular teacher at knitting events and has been featured in a class on Craftsy.com

Website: http://www.double-knitting.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acpquinn?fref=ts

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/alasdair-post-quinn

Blog: http://www.fallingblox.com/

Crystal Ice

Misty Samuelson

Northwest based designer Misty Samuelson sells her designs and patterns through her business Misty Makes. Her creations range from practical to fanciful crochet designs and products.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mistymakes1

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/misty-makes-designs

Sugar Bowl Hat & Cowl

Kristen Asbaugh Helmreich

Kristen Asbaugh Helmreich is the house designer for Jimmy Beans Wool. She enjoys the challenge of her job, using many different yarns to make in-house designs for the hundreds of yarns carried by JBW.

Anchors & Waves

Hallie Ojala-Barrett

Hallie Ojala-Barrett is a college student who has taken the next step in her love of knitting and has begun creating her own designs.

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/hallie-ojala-barrett

Blog: http://justknots.blogspot.com/