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Thin Blue Line Hat for Heroes

Hat KAL 9/11 to 10/4

Hello there 😊 Is it September already??


There is a hat on Ravelry that has a well designed top, but it has ACAB duplicate stitched into it (ACAB = All Cops Are Bastards). It’s disappointing that someone who designs a beautiful hat like this has such a poor view of the police, but it is what it is. 

I ran across an Instagram post on Facebook about it, by a woman who disagrees with the designer that all cops are bastards (https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEZyiBmJRE1/?igshid=omwevot0838y) Warning: there is quite a bit of cursing in the video. If you don’t like swearing, you should not watch it. Also, you should not come to my house — my husband was a Navy corpsman with the Marines in Vietnam, and he pretty much curses all the time. Just sayin’.

Anyway, Tina Portillo said that when you encounter a pile of horse shit, make use of it. She is starting a Hat KAL that starts on 9/11 and ends on 10/4; you could download the ACAB hat pattern (free on Ravelry) and use it to knit a thin blue line hat, or All Cops Are Heroes (ACAH), or a red hat with the appropriate letters — make sure you put it on your project page, and remember to thank the designer for such a well designed hat. You can also use any hat pattern you like. I think the KAL is only on Instagram, which I am not on, but Tina may be hosting it somewhere else too. 

I grew up watching some great heroes on TV, on shows like Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Adam 12,  Andy Griffith — but I am old, and maybe not everyone was lucky to have good experiences with cops as a child. As an adult though, I watched Bones, Castle, Inspecter Morse, and Lucifer, all very entertaining cop shows. I think all cops are heroes who deserve our respect. 

I plan to knit a black hat with a thin blue line around it, using the ACAB pattern from Ravelry. I think it will come out great. I hope you enjoy knitting your well-designed hat!


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