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Crocheted Teenage Angst

Crocheted Teenage Angst | Red-Handled Scissors

I made this hat as a Christmas gift for Stone, my awesome teenage cousin.

Now, it’s been more than a decade since I last sported the big scrawled “A” in public, so I wasn’t sure if it was still, you know, cool. But, I was pretty sure that he didn’t want one of the crocheted flowers that I was making for the ladies, so I decided to take a chance and make it anyway. Full disclosure: in case I encountered an epic crisis of cool, the “A” was technically removable.

As it turns out, anarchy is still hip with the kids, and I’m not as old as I thought I might be. Sadly, as I spent Christmas in Mexico, I didn’t get to be there when he explained the meaning of the symbol to the rest of our Midwestern family. But, I can pretty much imagine how that must have gone down. :)


To make the hat, I used the Anarchy Irony Hat pattern from Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. It was a heck of a lot of single crochet stitches (and ton of counting, grumbling, and removing rows that had mysteriously added stitches). So, if you too have a teenage cousin in need of a hat, I highly recommend that you become nice and cozy with your stitch markers.

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  1. You're so right! I love the pattern, even if I somehow managed to get yarn burn from being in such a hurry. I kind of want to make one for myself now, but I know for a fact that I am way too old and boring to pull it off. :P

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