After weeks of Hollywood’s sexual harassment stories being at the forefront of pop culture, it feels a little gross loving anything TV- or movie-related right now. I feel like I need to verify the non-perviness of every major actor and television star right now. So, for this month’s Pop Culture article, I’m going to focus on a show that knows how to handle gross, idiotic sexual harassers: Broad City.* You know how I know? Ilana Glazer has bad-ass firing skills. (And, as someone who has done background work, and, you know, a woman, the nerve of that guy just fills me with rage!)
For extra lady empowerment, watch this season’s “Witches,” an episode all about growing into your power as a woman. It will bring you life! It has both fabulous knit hats, a fabulous knitting reference, and a goddamn witch bonfire. What more could you ask for from your television?
Fabulous Broad City Knitting Reference:
In the first scene, Abbi finds out she has her first white hair. She’s pretty sad about it, but Ilana and Bevers are there to tell her: “You’re becoming a witch, a dope and fucking powerful witch.” When Abbi denies the existence of witches, Bevers makes this excellent point …
Also, if you haven’t noticed already, how cute is Ilana’s hat?
This hat is super simple, but I love the color. Here’s a fabulous free pattern that has similar ribbing.
I wasn’t able to find a pattern with a similar square top — other than the infamous pussy hat, that is.
The best way to achieve the look would probably be to do a couple decreases in the round, and then just graft together, similar to how the pussy hat is seamed at the top.
And remember when you’re knitting…
*Sadly, Broad City may not be entirely free of sexual harassment ridiculousness, as I recently discovered. Dave Becky, Louis CK’s manager and helper in covering up his gross misdeeds, is an executive producer on Broad City. Ugh, this problem is rampant. I sure hope he’s only an executive producer on their show the same way that Louis CK was on One Mississipi: a mistake with low contributions.
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