We have an interesting tradition here in Rapid City. Our downtown area has a statue of a president on nearly every corner. Lots of tourists cruise the area each summer and take pictures with their favorites. However, in the winter, anonymous knitters dress them in hats and scarves for homeless people to take as needed. At first, the city in typical government fashion, said it was littering, or some ridiculous nonsense, but they got over themselves, after the mayor’s phone lit up, and the City Council declared mittens, hats and scarves OK from first to last frost. Whatever!
After all the hubbub, I realized that I finally had a perfect outlet for some of the worsted acrylic that I have acquired. I never bought these skeins, and I hate them all…they feel terrible to knit, but I will not throw them out. So, I took some bits from the kids’ mittens I did recently, and two of these nasty skeins, and this is what popped out! It feels nice and thick on my head, and I think it looks nice. (I really hate it when folks make trash for homeless people…if I did this, I wanted them to be something nice.)
I think I’ll make some more with my odds and ends, and turn that nasty acrylic into something usable that lots of people would like to wear. Besides, my Knitpicks box arrived….I need to make room!
Hat specs: Unknown worsted acrylic (red and navy), bright blue and white by LionBrand, DIY
Pattern: adapted from Glacier Peak Hat by Emily Ringelman, Knitpicks 55866220. My version started decreases immediately after the pattern, and at a faster rate.