Recently though, a couple knitters were troubled by the lack of civility many politicians have shown. It doesn't matter if you lean left or right; we (hopefully) all want our elected leaders to act like adults.
To that end, they began the Warm Hats Not Hot Heads campaign in which they encouraged knitters to adopt a congressperson and knit a hat in his/her honor. You can either mail the hat directly to the representative, or you can mail a photo letting him/her know that this handmade hat has been donated in his/her honor.
photo courtesy of Rep. Carson's website
Sign me up.
I used Google Images to try to get a feel for my representative's style and found that his style seems to be Black Business Suit. So I pulled out some black wool and made him a cabled hat. I made it extra long because he's a big guy with a bald head, and he needs his ears covered.
I have no idea whether Andre Carson will wear this hat or not, but even if he doesn't, I hope it serves as a reminder that he has constituents who care enough about the work he does to take a few days and knit him something warm.