~ Original & unique knitting pattern by published designer Anne Kuo Lukito ~
Since an early age, Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962 ) has shown much compassion and passion for equality. In her early 20s, she worked as s social worker in the slums of New York. Then in the early 1920s, worked with the Women’s Trade Union League to advocate for women’s and workers rights to establish a reasonable work week, minimum wage and to abolish child labor.
As First Lady from 1933-1945, she was very vocal in her support of the civil rights movement and opportunities for minorities and women. Throughout the rest of her life, Mrs. Roosevelt continued to play a very important role in domestic and international politics and in advancing human rights. She also served as a delegate to the United Nations. Her work in human rights has earned her many honorary degrees, awards and accolades.
I hope knitters and wearers of this hat will honor and continue to be inspired by the courage, tenacity and forsight of Mrs. Roosevelt and other notable women.
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