How To Get A Pussyhat For The Women’s Marches On January 21st


On January 21, tens of thousands of women will gather in D.C. and other cities across America, united by a curious fashion statement: a pink pussyhat.

The Women’s March on Washington has taken on a symbol inspired by the man who’s the object of the protest: a pink knitted hat with kitty ears called a “pussyhat.” Donald J. Trump famously said

"I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

The pussyhat screams “NO. YOU. CAN’T.”

I don’t know who made the first pussyhat, but I know the idea spread like wildfire. It’s basic knit cap, made from pink yarn, with the addition of two pointy kitty years on top. Imagine a sea of pink pussyhats across the National Mall, proclaiming our unity against sexism, hatred, bigotry, racism, xenophobia and pussy grabbing.

Not only do the pussyhats stand for all that, they’re ADORABLE. And they’ll keep your head nice and warm if the weather’s cold wherever you’re marching.

Pink pussyhat (Screencap via JessesMomus on Etsy)

Pussyhat Project

The central destination for all things pussyhat is the Pussyhat Project website. Here, you can get all the latest updates about knitting, distributing and wearing pussyhats for the Women’s March on Washington and the state marches around the country on January 21st.

Knitters all over the world are making pussyhats to send to the Women’s Marches. The Pussyhat Project hat tracker shows who and where they are, and how many hats they’ve knitted. America’s knitters are gathering at yarn shops across the country to knit hats in solidarity with other women. They are making so many hats that there’s a shortage of pink yarn across America.

Getting Involved

There are three ways to get involved with the official Pussyhat Project. You can knit pussyhats to donate to marchers around the country, or deliver hats from knitters to march destinations and distribute them at the marches. And if you attend one of the marches across the country, you can pick one up for free, to wear as you march.

For those of you with needlework skills, you can knit , crochet, or sew them for yourself using the Pussyhat Project patterns. And there are plenty of other cool, free pussy hat patterns on twitter.

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Something tells me pussyhats are going to be quite the fashion statement over the next four years.