Friday, September 24, 2010

Pictures: Knit Pattern


Recently, I took pictures for Dawn Hansen of her Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat.  I regularly park behind someone at school who has an Autism Awareness bumper sticker on their car, so I knew what the puzzle piece symbolized.  I was surprised more of my friends did not know what it means.  Autism affects 1 in 110 children, and 1 in 70 boys.  Having three boys of my own, that hits pretty close to home.  If you purchase this hat pattern, the benefits are two-fold.  Besides getting a great hat, you'll be helping the cause.  Dawn donates a portion of the proceeds of this pattern to the Autism Society



You can buy the pattern on Ravelry here or purchase or find out more on her website here.  Red, yellow, and blues are the official colors for the autism ribbon but there are many beautiful variations of Dawn's pattern on the Ravelry project page. 

Dawn used to be in my knitting group but I didn't really talk with her much until after she moved out of town.  We started chatting about Lost on email when her mom mentioned she was a fan of the show.  She's a great knitter and has just published a beautiful colorstrand mitten pattern, and her website is a great resource for crafters of all kinds.  Thanks, Dawn, for letting me be involved in promoting a little awareness.

5 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

That's a really cute hat. And, of course, a beautiful picture!

KariBeri said...

Wonderful post! Before I met my husband I used to date a guy who's son is high functioning autistic. I learned alot from that sweet boy!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous hat...and for such a great cause!!

StarSpry said...

That's a great picture and a wonderful post!!

Anonymous said...

I would luv one of these hats for my "special" little boy