• The Pussy Hat Project

    The Pussy Hat Project was conceived by Kat Coyle,  as a way for crafters to actively create a unifying symbol as well as a useful object to wear during Women’s marches happening all over the country on the weekend of Inauguation.  The project has grown significantly and taken on a life of its own, and there are many patterns on Ravelry.  The link above is to Kat’s original site, with a pattern, mission statement, and all of the info you need to get going.  I have knit 6 hats, so far, and plan to give away as many as I can when I go to the march. I used worsted and bulky yarn from my stash, and bought more at Michael’s – bulky acrylic that knits up fast and will wear well.

    Sure, they look sort of stupid, and you may not be a fan of pink.  But they are easy and quick to make, and will be easy to spot in a crowd.  Big masses of similar things garner attention and help us to unify.  Silly pink hats are fun, not scary, and will have a certain strength in numbers without being threatening to anyone.  Personally, I think it is brilliant.  Hats ON, to Kat and her great idea.  There is still time to knit, crochet or sew hats, which have no shaping or tricky bits.

    There has been lots of media attention with this, and crafters are having social impact.  We can make a difference!

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