This is primarily a knitting blog but I won’t hide it – I’m a pretty liberal person. Two uppity liberals raised me and I’m quite proud of that.
A thread was started in the Knitters for Barack Obama group to show our support for the Wisconsin democrats and four republicans who voted against the governor’s legislation that cut public employee’s benefits. So what did we do? We knit hats for them. It was a little funny. The original poster, Carrie, listed all the senators and representatives. As someone whose last name is listed always in the bottom, I felt so bad for the folks listed last. They were getting no love. So I asked to knit a hat for Amy Sue Vruwink.
Pattern: Fulled Star Hat by Ruth Sorensen
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Yarn(s): Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi and Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
Colorway(s): 101 (Rainbow) and 103 (Cream)
Needle(s): US 6 – 4.0 mm
Casted On: March 13, 2011
Casted Off: March 15, 2011
Now I hope Ms. Vruwink likes her hats with a slouch and/or she just happens to have a big head.
I absolutely love the hat patterns in Ruth Sorensen’s book. I want to knit all of them. But I realized that these hats are knit at a way looser gauge than what is typical for me. The last hat I knit was too tight for me. The pattern called for size 2s and I, as you can see, knit mine with 6s. And usually that’s ok, but I forgot about row gauge this time and what resulted was a taller than usual hat
And for goodness sakes, Laura. This is for a woman in WISCONSIN….they get a lot of use out of hats in that neck of the woods, no?
I hope you enjoy it, Ms. Vruwink. I thank you for what you did! Hope you enjoy the extra hat “to cover your ears”