Checkpoint Charlie Hat

Star wearing my Checkpoint Charlie hat

During a recent trip to Germany, I bought a Russian military hat from one of the old checkpoints between East and West Berlin. Even though the hat is a bit unusual, I really dig the way it looks. To me, it has a timeless quality, plus the small bill is great for bike rides. I’ve dubbed it my “Checkpoint Charlie hat” and you can see some pictures of it here.

I showed the hat to my friend Rachel, from SCOW, and she has created an Instructable on how to make your own Checkpoint Charlie hat.

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I’ll be trying to make my own CC hats sometime soon using Rachel’s directions, but I’m hoping she’ll add the patterns soon.

update: the patterns have been added.





3 responses to “Checkpoint Charlie Hat

  1. jerryclatham28 Avatar

    Freakishly cruel. I am pleased, though, that some good people responded in good ways. It reminds me that people rarely fight the GOOD fight alone — that there are advocates and allies who support them. In this case, the school district and the police, and, I hope, loyal ten-year-old friends and some teachers and good parents.(Fred Rogers always said that in the face of terrible things, we should “look for the helpers.” They are always there.)

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