Alice Paul »
InstructionsThis hat is worked flat, so it's easier than it seams. The final touch comes together in the finishing. The hat is worked flat then seamed together with the shirred panel. Instructions for several different accessories will allow you to personalize and change the the look of your hat.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Cute, Whimsical, Formal / Bridal, Geeky, Rock / Punk, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Hipster, Outdoorsy, Romantic, Traditional, Casual, Ethnic, Eco-Friendly, Mod, Preppy, Holiday
This one was worked in Anzula Squishy (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 375yds/ 343m, 4oz/ 115g; color: Heidi).
What was your inspiration?
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the denial of any citizen the right to vote based on sex. This remarkable legislation was in part due to the leadership and lobbying efforts of Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 July 9, 1977).
Ms. Paul continued to fight for equal rights domestically and internationally throughout her life. She tirelessly lobbied for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), stating, "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction." Unfortunately, the ERA was 3 states shy of passing, but Ms. Paul paved many roads for women and her legacy continues to live.
What are you most proud of?
Super happy with the whole collection, of which this hat was part of. For more information about my "Liberation" collection, please see http://www.craftydiversions.com/patterns/liberation.htm
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can work flat and know how to seam, you'll know how to make this hat. You'll just need to take extra care in seaming to make the ruching pretty.