Gracie's Protest Hat - all proceeds to the ACLU
As of 3/20: 60 hats finished (Thanks Dara, Raquel, Martha, Beth, Jane, Megan, + Kathy!), 38 hats sold, $1140 donated to the ACLU!
Gracie Cat says: I love this hat, because it fits my ears perfectly! So thoughtful! Also, the color is quite flattering to my nose.
We made the first 3 of these for our friend Lindsay's ACLU benefit auction on Instagram. But in case someone didn't win the auction, but still wants a hat for their animals or dolls, we've made some more. They're all hand knitted or crocheted, pink of course! They would fit any Hazel Village doll or animal, except frogs, because eyeballs. We (the elves of Hazel Village, and some other supporters) are knitting and crocheting these on our own time with donated yarn, so (1) each one is a little different and (2) we are able to donate 100% of the proceeds to the ACLU.
If you just want one of these hats for your Hazel Village friends but you don't want to spend $30 (understandable!), we encourage you to make your own. Here's the pattern. Basically you knit or crochet a rectangle 9" wide by 2 3/4" tall, then fold it in half and sew the edges closed.
- Use worsted weight yarn (any shade of pink, preferably wool) and #6 / 4.5 mm needles
- Cast on 40 stitches (9")
- (Or cast on 9" with whatever yarn and needles you're using)
- Knit 2x2 rib for 5 rows.
- Knit stockinette for 12 rows, or until the entire rectangle (including rib section) measures about 2.75" tall.
- Cast off.
- Fold rectangle in half, sew the top and side closed with yarn and tapestry needle.
- It had 4 rows of rib and then 13 rows of stockinette, and
- We closed the top with kitchener stitch instead of casting off and stitching together. This is neater but harder.