The pussyhat project is all about marching for women’s rights in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out in time to send hats to Washington D.C. for the march, but I am showing support online. The march is tomorrow January 21st and also takes place in other locations as well as a virtual march online, which fosters inclusiveness for disabled people wanting to show support. I won’t be able to attend the march, but I am showing my support through a virtual march and with social media. If you are a feminist, grab a piece of pink fleece and make a hat and join the march either online or in person.
This project takes so little time to sew up and really has a cute end product. I grabbed some pink coral fleece from the Dollar Store and got started just last night. I cut out and made the hat in about a half hour on my serger. If you are using your sewing machine, it probably wouldn’t take very long either. This is also a great scrapbusting project. The coral I used for the hat is material I bought for a fleece sweater that I will share with you another day.
I added a band along the bottom of the hat rather than hem the bottom. I hate hemming and will avoid it with bands forever! hahah. I also think it looks better this way. 😉 The band is 5 inches wide and folded and as long as the width of the bottom piece on the fold minus the seam allowances of a half inch (inch total), because it is on the fold. I also reduced the length of the hat because the band would make it really long and less fitted on my head. I took off 2.5 inches from the bottom.
I used a pink coral fleece from the dollar store for the entire hat instead of using a contrast fleece for the inner ears as the pattern tells you.
The pattern I used was the free Halloween hat at Fleece Fun using the cat ears and adult/teen pattern in size medium. You better believe I will be making this again for all my friends babies using the viking horns or the dinosaur spikes or inventing my own (bunny ears anyone?!).
There are lots of other FREE patterns you could use for this project:
(Thanks to CSC facebook group for posting a bunch of links for this)
If you are a knitter, check out ravelry for a pattern or there are more patterns on the Pussy Hat Project website for knitting, crocheting or sewing.
Here’s my TL:DR rating, but like… it’s a hat… how complicated is it? So 5 stars obvs.
- Pattern: Free Halloween Hat from Fleece Fun
- Pros: Comes in every size from baby to adult with tons of options.
- Cons: It’s a hat pattern….what cons can there be?
- Make again?: D’oy 😉
- Rating: 5/5 stars
15 thoughts on “Pussyhat Project”
Oooo! I will be marching tomorrow and I have my sign made, but I could whip this up tonight! Thanks for posting!
Wooohoooo! Have a great time at the march! Smash the patriarchy! 😀
Thanks, JoAnne. 😀
My favorite day too, Pooh! Awesome project.
😀 The best day!
Haha, I totally have that meme saved on my computer for the perfect moment. And this is it! I’m so heartened by seeing so many gathering in solidarity.
Definitely the time for that meme! 😀
I can't tell you how amazing it's been seeing so many people support the women's march. Of course 95%+ of them are women, but still. What an outpouring. Let's hope it keeps up for four years. We're going to need it!
It was such an emotional day for me on Saturday watching the news of the march. I really hope that it continues. I’m following along with the 100 days of resistance (https://www.womensmarch.com/100?source=direct_link). I’m going to write a letter and send it to various Canadian political representatives.
Me too. 🙂
I was stuck in a project management course on Saturday but checked my FB feed every five minutes to see what was going on. It was totally emotional. A rare and very hopeful moment in what has been a dark time.
I am ashamed to say I did not know about the Pussyhat Project until I got to the march in my town of Annapolis (hangs head in shame)… Just ordered crochet hooks and knitting needles, and bought fleece and yarn to do multiple versions of the hats I’ve seen, but I think this one is getting done first- it is adorable, Andie!
Glad to help! I don’t think the message about the pussyhat project was as widespread as it could have been. I think having a few ready for the next march is a great plan, though. 🙂
It happened so fast, so no wonder. My March was organized in 4 days and 1,500 attended with just that little bit of notice. Next time I will be prepared!