Let's Make A Difference

STOMP Out Bullying is dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyber-bullying, and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.

Purchase any of the products below and Hypnotic Yarn will donate 50% of the profits to Stomp Out Bullying.

Stargazer
Stargazer
Stargazer
Stargazer

Stargazer

$28.00
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Queen B Beanie Pattern: Digital Download
Queen B Beanie Pattern: Digital Download

Queen B Beanie Pattern: Digital Download

$5.00

Yarn: Approx 90g fingering weight yarn (held double). Yarn used in sample is Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Wild Pansy colorway.
sample was knit with fingering weight yarn held double, however DK weight yarn held single may be substituted if desired.

Gauge: 22 sts and 14 rows = 4” with sz 7 needles in St st.

Size: 9” wide at brim and 8.5” tall. Fits most adult heads.

Needles:

  • Main Needle: US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle for hat body plus long circular needle for magic loop or DPN’s for brim decreases.

  • Secondary Needle: long circular needle in a size or two smaller than main needle (or 1 DPN) for picking up brim stitches from waste yarn.

  • Hook: size H/8 (5.0mm) for crochet chain provisional cast on.

Notions: tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker for beginning of round.

Techniques Used:

  • Provisional Cast on
  • Knitting in front and back of loop multiple times to create a bauble
  • k2tog
  • p
  • knitting in the round
  • yo

Digital download of the pattern only. No physical items will be mailed.


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As a victim of bullying throughout high school, I know first hand how damaging (and long lasting) the effects of bullying can be. School administrators said that the bullying was my fault... that I attracted it somehow, so there was nothing that could be done.

It took me a long time to realize that simply wasn't true, and reaching that conclusion wasn't easy. It's still something I struggle with, even in adulthood.

Stomp Out Bullying is dedicated to ensuring that every child is safe at school, online and in their communities by working to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred.

A collection of yarns, patterns, and other fun items will be added to this page over the upcoming weeks and months. Hypnotic Yarn will  donate 50% of profits to Stomp Out Bullying on all products with the Bee Kind symbol in the product listing.

Bullying is not just a natural part of growing up.

Did you know that bullied kids are at a greater risk of suffering from a variety of psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety? They're also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide. Bullied children can also develop physical symptoms like headaches, sleep disruptions, and stomach pain.

The impact of bullying can be felt for years. It's not uncommon for the mental health consequences of bullying to follow kids into adulthood.

And it's not just the targets of bullying who're affected. Research has shown that bullying has significant consequences for those who are bullied, as well as the perpetrators AND those who witness bullying events. Children who bully others and the bystanders who witness bullying also have an increased risk of adverse mental health issues.

Another critical issue is cyber-bullying. With social media playing a major role in the day-to-day lives of children, adolescents, and adults. In fact, the 'always on' aspect of social media can make victims of bullying feel as if there is no escape.

The bottom line is, there's more work to be done. More research is needed to further our understanding of bullying and its consequences. From parents to local government, school administrators and teachers, to social media platforms and tech companies, we all have part to play in preventing bullying and ensuring safe environments for children.

DONATIONS

Q1 2020

Because of your generosity, Hypnotic Yarn was able to donate $91.00 toward changing the culture for all students, and  help reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, and to educate against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred. Thank you for helping us support this important cause!

Q2 2020

Check back early July 2020 for details.

Q3 2020

Check back early October 2020 for details.

Q4 2020

Check back early January 2021 for details.