Mister Rogers and His Giant Red Cardigan Sweater

Mr Rogers Statue in a Big Red Sweater

Mr Rogers Statue in a Big Red Sweater

Mister Rogers got a new red cardigan!

Boring Pittsburgh received these pics of the Fred Rogers sculpture that was unveiled back in 2009 across from Heinz Field. At first we thought the pics were photoshopped. Then we thought the sweater might have been created by @Zether. After all, she was the one who sent us handmade #BurghVerified hats last winter. It turns out, the gigantic red sweater was crocheted by a Pittsburgh yarn artist and craftie named Alicia Kachmar.

Read all about how Alicia was commissioned for this project by the Outpost Journal and see more pics on her blog. You also have to check out the EternalSunshine Etsy shop where she sells crochet red velvet cupcakes and safety cones.

Oddly enough, the huge red sweater makes that statue look a lot less creepy.

Mr Rogers Statue in a Big Red Sweater

Mr Rogers Statue in a Big Red Sweater

Mr Rogers Statue in a Giant Red Cardigan

Mr Rogers Statue in a Giant Red Cardigan

{thanks @PghRunner}

It even has a zipper!