Stand in the Gap Hat by Amanda Kaffka

Stand in the Gap Hat

June 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St-st blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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I made a promise to ALWAYS “Stand in the Gap” for all black people, people of color and those who are marginalized. This means speaking up, saying something, and doing something when I see or hear racism, when it’s obvious and even when it is not.

I made a promise to ALWAYS “Stand in the Gap.” This is not something I will try to do; this is something I will ALWAYS do.
I challenge YOU, all my friends, followers, family members, and peers to STAND IN THE GAP, always.

I do not have children, but I have many beautiful and beloved children in my life, these little beings are going to see and watch me “Stand in the Gap.” We will have many conversations about what it means to say something, do something, and speak up; what it means to stick up for what is right and to have a friend or strangers’ back even if you don’t know them, even if it feels uncomfortable.

Black Lives Matter. Stand in the Gap. Vote. I hear you. I see you. I stand with you. I promise to always Stand in the Gap.

Gaye Glasspie recently brought the term “Stand in the Gap” to light in an accessible way. She explains it so eloquently in her IG stories and posts. I recommend you taking the time to listen to her. The concept is simple and there is no excuse to not be doing this.
#blacklivesmatter #standinthegap #vote*

Pattern includes some resources you can do today (the start of the conversation).

MC: SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted (200 yards/182 meters) x 1 skein (you will need about 125 - 150 yards)
Sample shown in color Tangerine.
CC: SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted (100 yards/90 meters) x 1 skein (you will need about 75 yards)
Sample shown in color Cauldron.

4 mm (US 6) 16”/40 cm.
4.5 mm (US 7) 16”/40 cm.
4.5 mm (US 7) DPNs.

1 Stich Marker.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

St-st blocked using larger needles.
18 sts x 24 rounds = 4”/10 cm.

Circumference: 14.25 (18.5, 21.25, 24.25)”/36.25 (47, 54, 72.25) cm.
Height: 9.25 (10.5, 10.5, 11.25)”/23.5 (26.75, 26.75, 28.5) cm.