Eye Candy: Making History

January 24th, 2017

This weekend, millions of women and friends marched all over the world, many of them wearing “those pink hats.” The PussyHat Project was an amazing display of what can happen when knitters, crocheters and other crafters unite behind something that is important to them. The project, started by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, had a group on Ravelry & resulted in over 8000 projects in Ravelry under the pattern designed by Kat Coyle (but many more than that since some project entries are for multiple hats and some folks used other patterns, as well). Here are just a few images from the marches featuring the PussyHats.

From left to right, photos from nopork4me and mewmewbecky.

While it was hot in Texas (where I am) on Saturday, those hats really helped keep people warm on many marches where it was cold and snowy. From left to right, photos from Saffship and sparkley.

I love seeing all of the people together and all of the hats. Clockwise from the upper left, photos from TheSnarkyLlama, ploughman, saomai and RippenKitten.

Also, in case you missed it, Casey made this awesome mosaic using images from the PussyHat project pages.

A little note about this post: We understand that this march had opposition, but we felt like this effort in craftivism needed to be shared in one of our Eye Candy posts. If you disagree with this post, please do not message those featured here, as they were not involved in the making of the post. Instead, you can contact us.