Boston Strong Hat by Lisa McFetridge
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Boston Strong Hat

April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One size fits most - Resizing instructions for DK and Sport yarns
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it is closing down and making its last distributions to the marathon victims. The pattern will remain on sale.

Cascade 220 colors are Blue Velvet and Goldenrod
KnitPicks Wool of the Andes colors are Celestial and Semolina

It is one week after the Boston Marathon Bombing. A day that will forever change our home. A day of sorrow and fear, but more importantly, a day of heroes. Why it took place we will perhaps never know, nor will knowing change what happened. Rather than think of the evil of the day, I would like to concentrate on the heroes of the day. The runners, the spectators, the medical personnel, the police and firemen, the first responders and the victims, four of whom are now caught forever in the stars.

The hat is simple, the Boston Skyline, the motto “Boston Strong” that so fits our town. One star for each person taken from us. My hope is that next year Boston will be stronger than ever. My hope is that all who weren’t able to finish the race this year will somehow be given the chance to run the last mile. Boston won’t bow down.

Choose between a close fitting Skull Cap or a taller Ski Hat, the difference is in the decrease. Just be sure to work the decrease section for the height hat desired.

If any knitter would like to donate a finished hat, please email me at LISAGMC@AOLCOM. I will see that the hat goes to a survivor or a runner from that day.

Cascade 220 Worsted (Wool; 220 yards/100g) or
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g or
Any light worsted weight yarn in Blue (MC) and Yellow or Gold (CC1)
MC: 100 yds for Skull Cap; 120 yds for Ski Hat
CC1: 60 yds for Skull Cap and Ski Hat (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top)

US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Same size DPNs as above for decreasing
Seam Needle
Stitch Markers
Size G Crochet hook (used for optional Fairy Pull only)

SKI Cap shown 9” height