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These Pink ‘Pussy Hats’ Are The Must-Have Item For The Women’s March on Washington

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These Pink ‘Pussy Hats’ Are The Must-Have Item For The Women’s March on Washington

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The day after Trump’s inauguration (shudders), women will descend upon Washington to march for equal rights… an estimated 200,000 women, that is. Enter The Pussyhat Project, who aim to make this demonstration even more visually powerful by urging women to knit, crochet and sew their very own Pussy Hats (or a Pussy Hat for someone else). The hats, which look like a pink beanie with cat ears, are also a practical statement, as it’s generally quite chilly in Washington in January.

While the project launched back in Thanksgiving, with the march fast-approaching, it’s recently gone viral. The project’s founders, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman estimate that upwards of 30,000 hats have already been knit. “For me, a lot of the magic lies in [saying], ‘Hey women of the country, you might not think you’re politically active, but you’re already community organizing in your knitting groups and women’s groups, you just don’t call it that,” Suh told the Huffington Post. “The Pussyhat Project calls it that, which is where a lot of the power comes from.” Meanwhile, they’ve been documenting their progress via Instagram. Even Patti Smith is a fan.



Want to get in on the Pussy Hat action? The knitting pattern is available on the project’s website. Now this is the sort of merch we can wholeheartedly get behind.