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January 10, 2017
If you haven't yet heard of the PussyHat Project, here is the run down: the PussyHat Project aims to unite women (well, people in general!) in support of women's rights in a creative way. Specifically, people all over the country are knitting, crocheting, and sewing pink hats for the D.C. Women's March on Saturday, January 21st. These pink hats symbolize that all across the United States of America, people stand united in the goal of equality for all marginalized groups of people.
There are many hat patterns available but the original can be found here.
Blazing Needles is an Ally to the project. Many of our wonderful customers have knit these fun hats and dropped them off at the store where we then connect them with people who are attending the D.C. March. We can accept donations through January 14th, 2017. Pink yarn is available for purchase all throughout the store! For more information, feel free to contact us at 801.487.5648. We would love to hear back from people who made Pussy Hats or received them! Follow the project on social media with the hashtag #pussyhat.
Thank you for every one who has made a hat or contributed in other ways, we are stronger when we stand together!
Thank you to everyone who helped with the PussyHat Project. As evidenced in photos taken across the world (and in the ones our knitters emailed and messaged to us), humans proudly wore the hats as they marched. People marched for a variety of purposes: political, humanitarian, ethical, or socially motivated reasons.
At Blazing Needles, we are grateful for the outpouring of support our community showed whether donating time, yarn, or positivity. We did not count the hats we received then sent to D.C., but we can tell you that they filled several large bags. In their piece about the project, The Globe and Mail interviewed a Blazing Needles customer who attend the march in D.C. (although some miscommunication occurred, we don't carry Loopy Mango).
In a Facebook post, Kathryn Jones-Porter said "Utah women SHOWED up yesterday. Huge thanks to everyone who knitted/crocheted/sewed hats for those of us who were on the ground in D.C.!! You are all so wonderful and I can't wait to come by for a visit and to share stories and photos!!"
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