I am now the proud owner of a hand made "Liberty Cap" in a style that was apparently fairly common but which is all but forgotten today. The classic red Phrygian cap emblazzoned with "Liberty" in white letters is well represented among modern reenactors and patriotic heraldry, but mine is an alternate version, in dark ingigo wool, and it proudly proclaims an historically accurate rebel's love of CONGRESS.
I found some beautiful deep indigo yarn from the Catskill Merino Sheep Farm. Yes, Merinos were intorduced to the US in 1807, but the wool is gorgeous and my talented friend Janet who knitted it for me said it was a joy to work with.
And now I can stand up with any true Patriot and proclaim my loyalty to that bastion of Liberty, CONGRESS!