Water by Thea Colman


May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern on larger needles, based on finished fabric
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
18.25 (22)"/46.5 (56)cm around head, 9"/22.75cm deep
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Water is the latest in a series of designs I’ve done to use my voice and my needles to try and help or change some of the things in our world that I really think need changing.

Over the past year or so, I’ve donated a portion of my proceeds from specific patterns to a number of charities focused on women, children, and education.

** I’m donating ALL profits from this pattern until those pipes are fixed. To Mari Copeny, also known as LittleMissFlint. **

She’s an 11 year old activist in Flint MI, who’s done more in the past 4 years than most of will do in a lifetime to help her community. She’s been tirelessly using her voice to keep attention on the fact that her town does not have clean water, as the Flint Water Crisis is often lost in the swirl of things going on today.

Besides raising money for water bottles, speaking around the country and meeting with organizations and politicians, she also works to make life better for the kids in her world - providing backpacks and school items -- and recently -tickets to Black Panther and paperback copies of A Wrinkle in Time. She’s a kid who should know we are behind her, that we see her, and that we want to help.

Zoe is wearing one of the Tee Shirts for Flint in the shots here - https://www.bonfire.com/dont-forget-flint/


Since the fourth check, I’ve sent various smaller amounts, about $25-50, when I note that we’ve reached a round number in sales.

About the design:

The hat reminded me of water as I worked - the color, the fact that the yarn comes from a beautiful island, and the motif. It features offset cables, both textured and in simple twists. They are fun to work and easily memorized. At the crown, I ended each repeat with a mix of shaping decreases and cables that creates a beautiful shape that reminds me of a large drop of water.

The yarn this is worked in is Atlantic Worsted, from North Light Fibers, in the shade Teal Inlet. It’s a lovely, soft worsted merino.

The hat is written in two sizes, and notes are included on how to modify for depth or width. Cables are both charted and written.

Note on Yardage: If you are knitting the size L in the recommended yarn, note that you will use EVERY bit of your 170 yards of Atlantic. To give yourself a little wiggle room, work 1-2 rounds less around the brim or combine Crown Rows 1-2 to decrease on every column of cables at the same time. (I recommend getting an extra skein and then you can knit both sizes out of them!)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THESE IMAGES AND INFO on your social media, with your friends, or in your own Ravelry groups. I’m not making money on it, I just want to spread the word and give Mari as much wind in her sails as I can.