Yesterday, I posted the completed crocheted tam hat on Ravelry, and now I’m posting the item here.
Getting my daughter to only focus on the hat was a bit of a challenge, since she wanted to include all of me within the picture.
But she finally realized why I wanted just a head shot. Obviously, I wanted to draw attention to this hat. I needed pictures to post on Ravelry. And so she snapped several side shots, to capture this colorful crocheted hat. I really love the colors.
My daughter does think it’s hilarious that my head is so big, that I had to modify the pattern. Mommy, I just thought of a great idea! Your hat could double as a purse being that it is so big! Yeah… the girl has jokes, lucky me, right?
I definitely am making other hats using a similar design to the one created by Sarah Jane Designs, but since I’m no longer pattern testing. I can make the modifications that I want.
I’m thinking it will be one of the hats I wear when I’m outside. When gardening or cutting the grass, I’m dealing with a lot of dust. Straw hats cover my dreadlocks help somewhat, but I’m still dealing with a ton of dust that I have to get out of my hair.
Speaking of dreadlocks/locs….
One of the comments, I received, mainly from family, is that people who wear dreadlocks don’t wash them. This conversation happened years ago, when I mentioned that I was thinking about locking my hair.
I smiled and said…
“Following that line of thinking people of a certain race, must all act a certain way, since we know that stereotypes are true, right?” Don’t believe the hype, it’s an inaccurate stereotype.
Wearing your hair in locks doesn’t mean that hair maintenance days are over. My hair gets washed daily.
Would that statement apply to some people? Of course, but you have individuals who forgo hair maintenance regardless of the hairstyle, and there’s variety of reasons behind those choices too.
My relatives comments brought an interesting discussion, about stereotypes, and how we should be mindful of the way we view others/groups. Regardless of the group(s) a person identifies with; race, religion, politics, dreadlock wearers, etc., It’s really not fair to judge an entire group negatively, is it? Many of us dislike inaccurate stereotypes, so why would we do that to others?
I really don’t mind when people ask me questions, even if some view the questions asked as “offensive”. I’m not offended easily. And I also realize that at times, the questions a person asks can be a chance to educate…