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Woman crochets giant beanie for controversial south St. Louis concrete ball

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Concrete balls are being installed in south St. Louis to curb speeding near intersections.

"I don't think they're really pretty," said Brooke Roseberry. "I think, aesthetically, they're kind of 'blah.'"

Brooke Roseberry will be one of the first people to tell you she isn't the biggest fan of the traffic-calming concrete balls stationed at 6 intersections along Compton Avenue in south St. Louis back in December.

"I like their purpose, I like the idea of slowing traffic, but I didn't go to any of the meetings, so I don't have the ability or right to complain about them," said Roseberry.

Instead of complaining, Roseberry started crocheting.

She created a beanie big enough to fit atop one of the enormous concrete balls.

"Yeah! It fit like a champ, it was awesome!" said Roseberry. "It was really nice and I was very proud of that."

Roseberry told News 4 she first came up with the idea during a monthly knitting group at the nearby Kitchen House Coffee shop.

The endeavor took her close to 6 hours, but she said the reactions she's seen makes it more than worth it.

"Having people like it and enjoy it and not hate those balls not so much, for just a second, is really nice," said Roseberry. "I hope more people take it up and do different hats. I think it'd be so much fun to drive down the street and see a whole bunch of colored hats. The balls would look like little neighbors, fat, round and adorable. Wouldn't that be really cute? That would be really cute!"

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