Pussyhats in action

I’ve received a couple of photos of my pussyhat recipients, and took one of myself in the Portland march. I’ll add more as they arrive.

The first came from a woman from Wyoming as she and friends were in Washington, D.C. preparing for the march:

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One (or two?) of my pussyhats during preparations for the march in Washington.

Here’s me in Portland. There were lots of wonderful signs, but as a fan of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this one got the biggest giggle from me:

Janis in Portland march
Janis in Portland march

Three hats in Portland:

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Pussyhats in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square

Even more pussyhats!

Yesterday I delivered 14 fleece hats to Fiber Rhythm and Dawn told me she had been getting lots of calls requesting hats. I went to the Mill End store in Milwaukie and bought more pink fleece and last night and today sewed 12 more hats. Whew!

Women’s marches are tomorrow, and after that I can get back to designing linen bath and sauna towels.

more fleece hats
More fleece hats!

Payment for pussyhats

Some people charge money for pussyhats they make and that’s fine. Mine are free of charge because it’s enough for me to think about all of the people wearing them in the upcoming women’s marches.

The one thing I would appreciate from someone who gets one of my hats is a photo of the recipient wearing that hat in a march, and permission to include the photo on my website. I don’t plan to include marchers’ names.

A recipient who feels the need to hand over money can instead send that money to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU or the people handling the pussyhat donations for the Washington march or some other organization of their choice.


Reversible fleece pussyhats

The fleece hats I’m making are just an inner layer inside out inside of the outer layer. The inner layer shows in the cuff. If the two layers are different colors, the cuff is a different color than the main part of the hat, and the hat is reversible. You can also fold the bottom part inside of the hat for a one-color cuffless hat.

This picture has five identical hats.

reversible fleece hats
Reversible fleece hats

Fleece pussyhats for Portland marchers

Knitting a hat takes me a very long time, so I bought some pink microfleece and started sewing hats this morning. It’s cold outside with lots of beautiful snow, so I tested one by walking around the block; the hat kept my head nice and warm.

Lots of neighbors are planning to participate in the Women’s March in Portland on January 21, so I think I’ll offer them to neighbors and then take any remaining hats to Fiber Rhythm; I got LOTS of fabric!

Here they are:

microfleece hats
Double-layer microfleece hats

with a random nasty old woman modeling one:

light pink fleece hat
Light pink fleece hat

Pussyhats are off to Washington, D.C.

One of my dabblings is knitting. I’m not particularly good at it but haven’t bothered putting in the time to get good at it. I can make scarves, hats, and socks, and so when I heard about the Pussyhat Project to provide pink hats with cat ears to participants in the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington I got obsessed with knitting for awhile.

The first hat, not shown here, is for me to wear in the Portland march.

The next four hats were knit using worsted weight Cascade 220 superwash wool. I learned to knit stripes while working on them.

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Pussyhats knit with worsted weight superwash wool.

I’m a slow knitter and decided to try bulky yarn, specifically Cascade ECO+. The 250 gram hank was enough for five hats, and maybe I’ll get around to the fifth one eventually. There’s nothing particularly creative about these, but they’ll keep heads warm.

bulky knit hats
Hats knit from bulky wool.

These eight hats have been delivered to Fiber Rhythm, which has been collecting hats to send to Washington, D.C. Dawn was planning to send them today (January 11); I hope the snow didn’t prevent that!