Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hats for the Women's March on Washington


I don't knit or crochet so I was excited to see the instructions for sewing hats, called pussyhats, for the Women's March on Washington, DC by @craftivistchi


I tweaked it a bit and made the rectangle 19" long so the hat covers my ears with a 1" hem. Make sure the direction with the stretch goes around your head otherwise it won't work (so you'll need to buy at least a half yard of fleece, or a little more if you want it to cover your ears like mine). I didn't tack the cat ears because they seem to form naturally like the knitted versions. 

My fleece is wide enough to get 4 hats out of 5/8 of a yard (or if you want to make your hats shorter, then you can get 4 hats out of a half yard.)

This fleece is from Joann's and is called "Anti Pill Fleece Fabric-Beetroot Tonal Tie Dye" on their website.


I sewed 8 hats last night out of 1.125 yards of this fleece in about 75 minutes assembly line style and that's with legit seam finishes on the serger, tucking serger thread tails, serging the raw edges and twin needle stitching the hem. Going to stitch up another 8 in hot pink, maybe more! 

Go to for details about the march, why pink cat hats, and why this is important.  I plan on mailing mine to the address on the website--they are due by Jan 14.  They will have a pickup point for marchers who don't have a hat to obtain a hat.   @joymacdonell has a video on how to hand knit the hat if you prefer.  


The styrofoam head is smaller than a human head, or at least it is smaller than mine!

Anyway, this is a really easy way for seamsters to get involved, highly recommend!

Be well!


  1. Thanks for this! I am off to JoAnn's tomorrow for fleece.

  2. Nice hats! I like that you have a mannequin head to place them on!

  3. Love this, thank you for sharing. Carol for

  4. This is an awesome idea!! I'm going to make some this weekend- been looking for a way to get involved.

  5. I'm going to the Women's March on Washington Sister March in LA. (so excited!) I bought a peace symbol with flowers Patch that I'm going to sew onto my sunhat.

    here's the website link for the LA Women's March:
    (there's a Facebook page, also)

  6. Love this and love your heart for doing it!

  7. Very thoughtful! Your hats are adorable!

  8. That is really cool hat. Loved it, can you tell us how to make it or share video tutorial so that we can learn to make it at home. Thank you for sharing your work with us


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