DIY Kit - The Aviatrix Hat
The Aviatrix Hat is also available as a digital pattern and a readymade hat. Shop the full collection.
For this project, Loopy Mango partnered with She Should Run - a non-partisan 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to advancing women and girls in public leadership. Their mission is to get 250,000 women to run for elected office by the year 2030. Visit sheshouldrun.org to learn more about them and about how you can get involved. If you can - run for public office and make a difference!
Loopy Mango will donate 50% of the proceeds from this DIY kit to She Should Run. If you already have yarn for this project and would like to get the pattern only, you can purchase it in a downloadable PDF for $5 in a separate listing. Loopy Mango will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern to She Should Run.
We chose to partner with She Should Run because their method of empowering women to run for public office is effective and approachable. We believe that women must have equal representation in the government, which we do not currently have. If more women consider and attempt running for office, that brings us closer to equal representation in the government.
When designing The Aviatrix, our designer Oejong Kim was inspired by flight helmets worn by female aviators in the 1920s and '30s. These brave women overcame tremendous gender-based obstacles to pursue their dreams of taking to the air. Their pioneering work helped to shift the world's understanding of what women are capable of and continue to inspire millions to this day.
A two-tone pom pom version of this style is available in a separate listing and comes with extra yarn for the accent color.
The pattern that comes with this DIY kit includes the adult size as well as 4 children's sizes (6 months to 11 years old).
Level: Beginner Knitter
Time to complete: 1-2 hours
-1 Ball Loopy Mango Merino No. 5 Yarn (5.3 oz 150 g 74 yards 68 m), 100% merino wool
Please note that this kit does NOT include knitting needles nor a drawstring bag. It includes the yarn and pattern only.
If you don't already have needles your can purchase Size 19 (15 mm) 20'' (50 cm) Circular Knitting Needles separately. We have circular needles available here.
Fiber Content Note: Merino No. 5 TWEED colors Blacksmith, Flamingo, Blue Lagoon and Stardust have different fiber content: 80% Merino Wool, 14% Wool, 6% Viscose
Care: Dry clean or hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
Yarn Made in Italy. Kit Assembled in USA
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