The Pussyhat Project
At first glance on Ravelry I thought this pattern was a cute, quirky hat, but it’s more than that, it’s a social and political statement. Designed by Kat Coyle, its a very simple pattern in support of the Women’s March on the Washington Mall (in Washington DC) on January 21st, 2017. You can make one and send it to the organizers to hand out to attendees, or just wear one yourself in support of womens’ rights.
The pattern is very simple, it’s just a rectangle that is folded over and sewn up the sides. If you don’t know how to purl it’s ok, you can skip the purling and just knit. It is made using super soft and lovely Malabrigo Merino Worsted, but you can use any worsted weight yarn in any shade of pink (see other options below).
Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 1 skein (100% Merino Wool)
Cascade 220 Heathers: 1 skein (100% Peruvian wool, use 4.5mm/US7 needles)
Berroco Vintage: 1 skein (machine washable wool/synthetic blend)
Cascade Avalon: 1 skein (machine washable cotton/synthetic blend)
- FREE Pattern
- 5mm/US8 needles (straight or circular)
- tapestry needle