This is the Knit and Crochet Pokeball Beanie Hat I made last year for a young friend. As we all know, Pokemon was a fanatical sensation last year – what with Pokemon Go and people veering into traffic on foot just to catch an imaginary Pokemon on their smart phone – and my friend was thrilled to get this beauty in the mail! I enjoy Pokemon, still.

Did you know that Pokemon – spelled Pokémon – means “Pocket Monster” and is the brain child of Satoshi Tajiri who collected insects as a child? It makes sense. There is a wide and fascinating world above our heads and under our feet, which is occupied by insects great and small and are amazing and beautiful in their own right. We have a tendency to fear and disregard tiny life that seems insignificant to our own, yet they are as big in importance as we are. And full of the same wonder if we can train our simple lens to view them as equally majestic as what we deem greater creatures to be: gorgeous cats, svelte wolves, fearsome bears and intimidating-yet-gentle elephants.

For me, Pokemon are a reflection of life great and small, as each are different sizes and blessed with their own special gifts. Any opportunity to celebrate that is its own reward. Even in a hat.

Crochet Pokeball Beanie Banner Lydia Hawk Designs Asheville NC


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