Did you not get a pussyhat in time for the Women's March on January 21st, but would like to have one anyway, possibly to wear for future activism or events?
OK, I admit this hat is not really made of stained glass. But it kind of gives the effect of bright jewel tones shining through dark leading, because of the way I knit two yarns together. I knit a vivid, variegated acrylic yarn together with a soft dark plum-colored wool/acrylic blend roving. My husband looked at it and said "that looks like stained glass!"
This hat costs a bit more than some of my other hats, because it uses twice as much yarn to make. I knit together two strands of yarn to create the variegated affect. The hat turns out quite dense and warm. And if you love the look of the beautiful variegated 100% Malabrigo hats I have listed in my shop but either don't want to pay that much or can't wear 100% wool, this is a good alternative.
On the band I use a purplish acrylic boucle, and above the band I add three rows of plum-colored baby alpaca boucle. The rest is knit of a combination of 20% wool/80% acrylic roving knitted together with acrylic yarn.
I knit each hat in-the-round, so there are no seams anywhere except for a neat and decorative braided-style seam across the top. This helps the "ears" stand up nicely :)
EACH HAT WILL TURN OUT SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT because of the variegated colors in the acrylic strand of yarn. The plum color will be consistent, and the fluffy boucle around the hat band, but the bright colors showing through the plum will vary, which will give each hat a unique look. If you let me know which shades you prefer, and I can try to maximize them. See photos 2 & 3 for examples of how these hats can vary.
I can add wool or wool-blend felt flowers, if desired. These are listed separately in my shop as an add-on.
For each hat purchased, I will donate $5 to one of the following organizations. You can choose from:
- The ACLU
- Amnesty International
- Democracy Now
- The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Planned Parenthood
- The Sierra Club
- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (for their anti-DAPL activism)
- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
If I need to re-order yarn to complete your hat, that may add a few days to the turnaround. I'll try to keep you informed if this happens.
Comes from a smoke-free and cat-filled house! So although I do my level best to keep the yarn away from the cats, the possibility exists that your pussyhat might have one or two ACTUAL GENUINE pussycat hairs in it, included totally free, courtesy most likely of either Sir Rilian Finn (adorable, crazy, and pestiferous blue lynx point Balinese) or Sir Balin Goodpillow (large fluffy gray of uncertain parentage) or the beauteous Lady Camille De Lune (tiny and perfect platinum mink Tonkinese) or maybe even Barliman Buttercat (orange-striped and white) or Grendel (tuxedo cat with a Svengali stare) or Sid Vicious (immense and decidedly un-vicious floor-orca). Enjoy!
(NOTE: If you are EXTREMELY allergic to cats, you might not want to order from me.)
Thank you for shopping with me! :)