The Pussy Hat. The ultimate feline symbol of feminine protest.
A friend of a friend in NYC knitted me this proud pink fashion statement for Saturday’s sister march in Albany. It came in the mail yesterday. It took her a skein of yarn, costing about $3 and nearly six hours of knitting time. She’s made about 20 in total.
“If I just make the right sign or knit enough hats, this whole horror story will go away,” said Marina Sgroi.
The hats symbolize a response to Donald Trump’s foul comments about grabbing women by their… you know what.
Marina is one of thousands of advocates sewing, knitting and crocheting their hearts out this week for the Women’s March on Washington. The PussyHat Project is actually the brainchild of two imaginative millennials in L.A. whose hats have mushroomed into a powerful movement since the election.
Over 200,000 marchers are forecasted for D.C. – a number that far exceeds the 1972 inauguration anti-war protest against Richard Nixon. And, while a sea of pink handicrafts may sound silly or absurd to some, for Marina it helped satisfy “a compulsion to DO SOMETHING.”
There’s not much time left. Knit yourself this powerful fashion statement using one of the patterns found on Project website.
In the words of Elvis Costello, “And you can all die laughing because I’ll wear it proudly, I’ll wear proudly, I’ll wear it proudly.”