I happened to be online at the right time when talk of Hats for the #scientistsmarch cropped up. My first reaction was...
... and so A Hat To Make A Point was born.
There were lots of reasons why the Women's March was a success, worldwide. The drive to knit and crochet Hats, the revival of the crafts for many women, the sea of colour, and the acknowledgement of what many of us have known for sometime - that knitting, and crochet, are empowering and valid avenues for activism.
I'm unable to march, and offering up a free pattern is the least I can do to help.
There are 2 sizes included - 19in (12mth through to small adult) and 22in (average adult female).
There are 3 different brim options and 2 different crown options (depending on how much of a point you want to make)
And because I want to be as accessible to as many knitters as possible, I've included instructions for knitting in the round AND knitting flat.
It's a bumper pattern!
I used Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica as it's a great woolly chunky yarn that knits up super quick and provides women in Uruguay with social and economic opportunities through the Manos cooperatives. (I'm a big fan of fairtrade yarn, as you know).
You can download the pattern by clicking the big button below. Knit it and be part of the community. And don't let anyone tell you that you should keep politics out of knitting - this is your choice, not theirs. (besides, they may need a lecture in why knitting is a political act in and of itself)