You guessed right – I have very socialist views on life! I believe that a community is as well off as it’s least well off person or family. I have done a ton of charity work, was on many boards and associations, and was employed by a community organization that provided breakfast and lunch in many of the schools in Saskatoon and had a broad spectrum of programs helping people from newborns to seniors have good food to eat. I’m extremely fortunate to live in Canada and enjoy so many good things about being a Canadian. But I know first hand we can do better, there are still people who need help and that number is growing as the middle class is sliding towards poverty, or at least not breaking even and in fact breaking less than even. Yes – I’m voting NDP this October.
I had this great idea to show my support for the NDP, an orange toque sporting a white moustache in honour of the late and great Jack Layton. That man could have been the greatest Prime Minister ever. But I can’t leave out the current leader, hand picked by Mr. Layton, Tom Mulcair. For him I designed a beard and mustache!
I used a 3.5mm hook for both, worsted weight white yarn for Jack and one strand grey one strand brown in sport weight for Tom.
ch 15, starting in 4th ch from hook hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, hdc, ss, hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, hdc, ch 2, ss in last ch
Beard & Mustache Pattern
ch 32, starting in 4th ch from hook hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, hdc, ss, hdc, dc, 2dc, dc, hdc, ch 2, ss, ch 1, hdc, 2dc, dc, (dc, tr), tr, tr, dtr, dtr, 3dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, (tr, dc), dc, 2dc, hdc, ch1, ss to 30th ch
The obligatory pony photo! ;D
Pattern is now available on Ravelry here to add to your library!
Anita Toque pattern is available on Ravelry here!
I will have these hats available for custom order in my shop soon!