Free Father’s Day Beanie Pattern & Printout

 

 

“Walk alongside me, Daddy and hold my little hand.

I have so many things to learn that I don’t yet understand.

Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day.

Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play.

Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow.

So walk alongside me, Daddy – We have a long way to go.”

 

 

AS THE OLD CLICHE GOES… being a parent is both the hardest & most rewarding thing you can do in this life.

Whether you become a parent by choice or by surprise, the moment you held your child for the first time & you looked into their eyes, realization hit – I’M A DADDY / MOMMY!!! …now what??

 

Days become a blur & changing nappies become somewhat of a trophy-winning alligator wrestling event! Repeating the A B C’s & colours of the rainbow whilst listening to Peppa Pig on a Friday evening feels like a different planet. But when your baby smiles at you for the first time whilst poking you in the eye, one thing is for sure, you are in love.

 

Every year we are given a day to celebrate parenthood – Mother’s Day & Father’s Day. With Father’s Day around the corner, we celebrate what it means to be a Dad… Being a Dad can be daunting, unpredictable & exciting all at once. Ask our Global Fabrics Director, Entrepreneur & Mentor, Shakeel Karjieker, who is also a father of five girls!

 

Every parent wants to be the best they can be for their child & there are adventures, mishaps & lessons learnt along the way. This is why Shakeel started a community-based Instagram account called “dadlife_adventure”TWO of Shakeel’s biggest challenges in his life was parenting & business. It’s because of this, Shakeel has made it his mission to help both parents & business owners. Through his passion for teaching, learning & development, he started Aspiring Startups to provide professional mentorship to business owners & entrepreneurs alike. In addition to this, he created community platforms such as dadlife_adventure to provide a support base to parents.

 

“Dad’s Life” is full of life hacks, tips and inspiration to help you through your journey of parenting. It’s a place to share common goals, advice, family welfare & laughter. There is so much pressure placed onto fathers to be “Super Dads”, that it can be an overwhelming and daunting experience.

 

In one of his posts, he asks the following question: “Is being a Super Dad too much pressure?” He answers by saying:

 

“I don’t think so, I think we put too much pressure on ourselves and lose the special moments trying to be perfect, when in fact, all they need is us being present. ⁣” Fathers don’t need to be “Super Dads”, they just need to be “good enough”.

 

5 simple ways to be a good father include:

  1. Be their security
  2. Open your heart
  3. Love & respect their mother
  4. Read to them
  5. Show them how to live

 

 

It doesn’t need to be difficult to be a good Dad, all you need is empathy, love & of course patience. Making positive changes in the world starts by living in front of your children, the way we would like our world to be.

 

LET’S CELEBRATE DADS and make them feel loved & cherished by creating something special for them. This could also be the perfect opportunity to introduce crafting, knitting & crochet to our children & get them involved with making Dad a beanie & scarf to cherish.

 

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad”

 

We have put together a lovely printable beanie and scarf pattern as a gift from us to you.

Download your FREE PATTERN & CLICK HERE FOR A FATHER’S DAY CARD PRINTOUT below & don’t forget to give dadlife_adventure a FOLLOW on Instagram!