This week I released a new FOREVER FREE pattern that is very close to my heart. The Stand in the Gap Hat. In response to Gaye Glassipe's poignant speech about Standing in the Gap inspired me to examine my own behaviors and to make the conscientious decision to Stand in the Gap, always. It is something that might put me in uncomfortable positions, but to me, it is worth it. Last blog I wrote about my promise to always Stand in the Gap and what it means. Naturally, when I believe in something that needs to be elevated and heard, I design something that represents the movement; and like Enough Hat & Climate Strike Hat I designed the Stand in the Gap Hat. This hat represents action, not intension.
I know, for some, knitting right now is a challenge. I also know that maybe you want to make something that holds meaning, show solidarity and maybe there is someone in your life that needs this message as a reminder. I hope you are inspired to make one or a few of these hats for yourself, friends, or family members. You can download Stand in the Gap on Ravelry, here.
The pattern calls for Worsted weight, but I just knit a version in DK (shown above) and it worked out great. I did go up a size (L, for my head size), and it fits like a dream. Please tag me on IG or FB @amandakaffka or @craftyjackalope #ShareYourTCJ or #StandintheGapHat and I will share your progress and/or FO's
STAND IN THE GAP, ALWAYS.