Not for Trump Fans Hat by Karin Aida

Not for Trump Fans Hat

by Karin Aida
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I know I’m a little late on this one, but I am so sick of his shit that I finally need to knit about it.

I am the child of immigrants. I am proud to be the child of immigrants. Fuck Trump and his statements about immigrants.

This is a hat pattern, but of course you can use the charts for anything.

There are plenty of options in addition to the hat pictured. It turns out that capturing a person’s unique features in a way that identifies him is difficult in a 22 x 22 square of knitting. I made some charts, knitted them up, and then asked everyone I could find “what does this look like?”. The Trump image I used in my hat has the hair, the neck, and the chin that convey Trumpishness, but it ended up being like the white dress-blue dress thing: people either saw Trump immediately, or they never saw him at all.

So, as a result of everyone’s input, there are three additional ways to express your feelings about Trump - those are shown on the left. As a bonus, there are plenty of additional symbols (middle finger, penis, poop, eclipse, chainsaw, and biohazard symbol) and text options in the pattern.

I can’t wait to see what people knit.

I’m gonna be sent to a gulag for this. At least I’ll have a warm hat.

Addendum: If you only want one motif, instead of motifs all the way around, and don’t know how to deal with all the open space that creates, see the chart to the left.

Since this is a free pattern, I offer no pattern support. Zero. Zip. None. If you want help, please ask on any forum - there are lots of people out there who love helping others. Google it. Watch a YouTube video. If you message me asking me to explain, rewrite, resize, or redesign any of my patterns for you, do not expect a reply. I’m not doing this to be a dick; I’m just not into working for free any more than I just did by publishing this thing.

As always: If you want to print off this pattern and give it to someone else without asking me first, that is fine with me (if you sell someone this free pattern, though, then you suck). You have the right to sell any item that you make from this pattern, so if you make a Thing from my pattern and want to sell it, it’s your hard work - charge appropriately for it. My ego demands that you not claim this pattern as your own, though, and that you give me a little credit somewhere.

This is from Karin Aida’s dog, Louie: If you make a huge profit off your knitted stuff, could you please send me some cheese? Or a sandwich. I love cheese. And sandwiches.

Special thanks to Louie for posing for the “hide the offensive pattern” picture.