I have at times referred to the dichotomy that I have going on in my brain: my middle-aged female self cohabiting with my adolescent male self. These two personas co-exist in relative peace until “The Walking Dead” is showing opposite “Downton Abbey.” In those battles, the adolescent male will always win! 😉
Imagine my excitement with the upcoming release of World War Z — a zombie apocalypse movie (score one for the adolescent male) starring Brad Pitt (oh yeah, baby!!). Woo Hoo!!!
As a zombie-loving freak I will be at the first showing of this movie!!
In true zombie-loving, zombie-fighting style, I would like to share a new knitting pattern with you. This design is supposed to replicate Beth’s hat in AMCs The Walking Dead, shown here in a poor screen-grab photo:
I couldn’t quite capture it exactly, but I came up with a cute alternative, modeled by my youngest:
The hat is called Beth’s Zombie Apocalypse Slouchy Hat and is available FREE on Ravelry!! To quote the pattern page:
Be ready for the Zombie Apocalypse! This hat will allow you to make the best use of your stash. Because, let’s face it. After the ZA hits, where will you find a good yarn shop? And we know it is a practical accessory for fighting zombies – Beth on AMCs “The Walking Dead” has a hat just like it! Yes, this design is fashioned after Beth’s zombie-fighting hat.
Worked flat in garter stitch (with a twist!) and shaped with easy-to-do short rows, this hat can be adjusted to different yarns and sizes.
Pattern includes written out instructions (no charts), and diagrams.
It is free, so share it. We have to look after each other!
PS – I guess you can also wear it before the ZA…
The hat is very comfortable because it stretches to fit even my large head. It can be adjusted to different sizes easily by adding a few sts, or adding a wedge. I did this when I made a second hat for my older daughter using Madelinetosh DK. Sorry, no pics!
So make one, share the pattern, go for it! Like I said, we have to look out for each other!!