Lion Brand Yarn is back for a second year with their
Why this is important:
At least 1 in 4 children will be bullied at school or online, but because an estimated 60+% of incidents of bullying are not reported, this number could actually be much higher. Children who are bullied are more likely to experience low self-esteem and isolation, perform poorly in school, have fewer friends, have a negative view of school, and experience physical symptoms and mental health issues. The top reasons for bullying reported by students are physical appearance, race/ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, and sexual orientation. Recent studies conclude that adult bullying may be just as prevalent as that of children! Cyber bullying and gaslighting are prominent in adult bullying, which is often more subtle and sophisticated that youth bullying.
How you can help:
Where to send your hats:
Hat Not Hate
Lion Brand Yarn Co
140 Kero Rd
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Requirements: hats must be made with blue yarn and received by August 1st 2019. Please include a tag with the fiber content of the yarn you used for those with allergies.
Why blue? Blue represents awareness, peace, and solidarity.
Last year I designed the
Ready to get started on this year’s design? Whip up an Avalanche Hat in less than an hour! I first designed this hat back in March when I released my
Circumference: 18”/46cm (stretches to fit an average adult head)
Height: 13”/33cm (un-cuffed)
8.5 sts + 10 rows = 4”/10cm in 1×1 rib stitch
CO – cast on
K – knit
P – purl
S2KP – slip 2 together knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped sts over
Rep – repeat
St(s) – stitch(es)
Note: Pattern is worked from the bottom up and decreases 6 sts per round at crown with centered double decreases. Use circular needles until crown shaping, then transfer sts to double pointed needles.
Using circular needles, CO 36 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
*K 1, P 1, rep from * around.
Rep until work measures 11”/28cm for size pictured. (Note: the shaping of the crown adds an additional 2”/5cm, so to make a shorter hat, work up to 2”/5cm less than the height of the hat you desire.)
Change to double pointed needles, placing 12 sts on each of 3 needles and using 4th as working needle.
Shape the crown:
Round 1: *(K 1, P 1) twice, K 1, S2KP, (K 1, P 1) twice, rep from * around. (30 sts)
Round 2: Work in pattern, knitting the K sts and purling the P sts. (Note: there will be 3 groups of 3 K sts due to the S2KP decreases in previous round.)
Round 3: *(K 1, P 1) twice, S2KP, P 1, K 1, P 1, rep from * around. (24 sts)
Round 4: Work in pattern, knitting the K sts and purling the P sts.
Round 5: *K 1, P 1, K 1, S2KP, K 1, P 1, rep from * around. (18 sts)
Round 6: *K 1, P 1, S2KP, P 1, rep from * around. (12 sts)
Break yarn and thread end onto a tapestry needle. Draw through remaining sts. Pull like a drawstring tightly to close hole, then knot to secure on the interior of the hat. Weave in all loose ends.
Optional: Using needle and thread, attach #HATNOTHATE tag to folded cuff.
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