Pussy hats are pink knitted caps with ears like a pussy cat that were being handed out freely at the Women’s March. They were knitted by volunteers around the world, collected, and distributed to marchers to “make a unique, collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard.”
They are THE BOMB.
I, unfortunately, could not make it to any marches, but as soon as I saw those hats being mentioned all over the news, and the visual, the beautiful visual of thousands of women in pink eared hats, when I saw that, I wanted one. I had to have one.
I realized, since I wasn’t there and therefore couldn’t get a free one, my only option was either buy one from a site like Etsy or make one. The patterns are laid out on the pussyhat project website.
I want to make one. It seems almost more empowering to make my own than to buy one. So I’m buying pink yarn tomorrow. We’ll see how well this goes … If I can make a decent one, maybe it will hold up for the next four winters.
Do you know what I loved most about pictures and videos of the Women’s March? The men wearing pussy hats. The men holding up signs. The men supporting the women in their lives. I thought, damn, I wish that was my man.
You want to make your girl smile? Buy her a pussy hat. You can find handmade hats on Etsy. Or, better yet, print out the pattern, buy some yarn and needles, and make her one. (Hey, I don’t know how to knit or crochet either. Learn as you go.) And then make you one.
Now that’s devotion.
If you’re a more visual learner, you can find plenty of Youtube videos on how to make a pussyhat that give step-by-step directions. That’s probably the route I’ll go.
I’d totally flip for a guy who would sit down and attempt to knit a pussy hat with me. Be that man for your lady. 😉