Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was very low key and laid back. We are getting over colds and the weather hasn’t been the best but I’m not complaining about that- rainly weather makes for cozy days!
In September I participated in Two of Wands (click here) Peace Hat KAL (Knit along) and made this beautiful blue hat to support Lion Brand’s #hatnothate campaign to stomp out bullying. You can read more about it (here).
I homeschool our children so haven’t ever had to worry about my children being bullied at school but it’s still sad to know that it happens. And not only is it happening but it’s happening at younger and younger ages.
Just last night as I was thinking about this post I had an email from American Girl addressing the topic. Perfect timing! You can click (here) to read a letter from a bullied teen.
So why a blue hat?
Blue is the color of awareness, and solidarity. A hat can be worn at any time so it’s the perfect way to show your support and commitment to help end bullying. If you make a hat, be sure you use the hash tag Hat Not Hate on social media. Let’s use crafting to stomp out bullying!
This beautiful hat by Two of Wands looks complicated, right? I thought so and passed on it….at first! The more I thought about it I found myself looking at the pattern and deciding I wanted to learn something new. I assumed the peace sign hands involved a lot of color changes and ends to weave in (who likes that? ha!) but to my surprise it doesn’t! You knit the hat first (which actually went really fast and was mindless work considering it uses worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles) and then you use the duplicate stitch technique to add the hands. It was really fun to do! I decided to add a faux fur pom pom found on amazon (here) and love the lux vibe that it gives the hat.
I hope you’ll consider making a hat to show your support during the month of October (and year round!) to this very important cause.