slouch-hat

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Crocheted Hat for Someone Special :)

I got this nice wool from a shop in Jersey. I really liked the way this pattern looks, the stitch used makes this really nice horizontal texture and the top increase makes a cool swirl. I was worried this would be too small because I crochet pretty tight, so I put it on to test :)

*don’t mind the no make-up, dirty face… I’m on the road returning from this week’s fieldwork. long rides home are the perfect time to knit and crochet! But I’m finished and I still have 3 more hours to go, oh no!

Lacey Crochet Slouch Beanie Hat in Green Shimmer, ready to ship.

Crochet slouch hat crafted from premium acrylic yarn in true green with shimmering metallic polyester threading. Created free form in an open wavy lace pattern with a wide ribbed band and finished off with a large poof at back. Light slouchy fit and design. Ready to ship!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF SIZING GIVEN BELOW PRYOR TO PLACING YOUR ORDER

-Flat width: 10" along brim
-Circumference: 20" (fits up to 23")
-Ribbed Band: 1.5"
-Length: approx. 9"
-Yarn used is Acrylic with Metallic Polyester Threading


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Baby Nate! Nate is the first son to a great friend of ours and an ex-servicemen who served at Afghanistan and Timor. We shot these photo’s on Australia Day. My initial intention was to place him in his dad’s slouch hat and take photo’s, but he was too big. Luckily his parents brought a whole uniform that his father had worn at Afghanistan,with Afghanistan dust and mud still on his boots.  They made excellent props. It was a privilege to use them and take these photos and slightly emotional.

Like most ex-servicemen Nate’s father suffers from PTSD. It is a difficult struggle for them to come back to the world we take for granted and adjust to “normal life’. They suffer night terrors, re-occuring nightmares, depression, anger,loss. Often, their loved ones are also feeling the brunt of this terribly condition. There are treatments for Post traumatic Stress but it has to be diagnosed first. Nate’s father is now getting treatment and is now happier and makes a wonderful father.

Lets not ever forget our lost  and returned servicemen. We have no idea what they have had to do to protect our country and what they have to deal with when they return.