To make a visual statement and a strong declaration of solidarity with protestors at the Women’s March on Washington, knitters (along with those who crochet and sew) are stepping up their craft game and New Mexicans are doing their part to show their true colors.
With only three days to go before the inauguration of the President-elect, there’s a nationwide run on pink yarn as people scramble to complete their “pussy hats” in time for the Women’s March on Washington.
The Pussy Hat Project, created by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman has added new meaning to craftivism. Initiated shortly after the election results that declared Donald Trump the winner, Suh and Zweiman’s went to work to launch a nation-wide effort to encourage the making of pink hats for visual impact at the march, and to represent people who wished to attend but could not. The result is the creation thousands of hats for marchers to don at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The hats that will be worn at the march in Washington will come with messages of encouragement for marchers from the makers, as a sign of comradery, unity, and friendship.
New Mexicans who are participating in “Sister Marches” across the state
also held craft parties places like Tractor Brewing and St. Paul Lutheran Church to knit, crochet and sew hats they plan to wear on Saturday at local marches. It’s not too late to make a hat, but there’s no time to waste!
Even if you’re new to knitting, the Pussy Hat Project is a great place to start. Here’s a step-by-step video that makes getting this hat knitted up by Saturday morning a snap. You can do it!
If crochet is more your style, here’s a great tutorial:
Just need to get something done in time for the march? Bust out the sewing machine! Here’s a wicked-quick, down and dirty how-to. Hurry! Time is running out!
If you’re looking for company while you finish your hat, come on over to our Inauguration Mourning Party on Friday at Canvas Artistry at 9:30am. We’ll be commiserating, and planning for the future resistance. Knitters welcome.