Pussyhats

Sometimes when I get into a new thing, I really get into it. Like, obsessively so. Such is the case for me with knitting right now.

And yes, it all started because of the Pussyhat Project.

knitting pussyhats in the car

I knit pussyhats on road trips now.

The very first thing I ever knit in my life was a pussyhat – it’s the one I still wear – and even though the January 21st march is in the past I am still knitting pussyhats.

As one of my friends put it, “I have a feeling I’m going to be attending a lot of protests over the next few years, so – yeah, I’d still like a hat.”

And I will knit you a hat, too, in exchange for a donation to a worthy cause.

Here’s how this will work:

  1. Let me know you want a hat by filling out this Google form (the form is on the link, or on this page if you scroll all the way down).
  2. I’ll get in touch when your hat is in the queue and confirm any details.
  3. When your hat is done, I’ll get in touch again so you can make the donation to which you committed and so I can get your shipping information.
  4. Send me a confirmation of the donation, and your hat will be on its way to you.

There are sections on the form about color and size, so if you ignore those fields that just means I get to choose the variation on pink that’s handiest and I make the same basic hat I’ve been making so far (which fits my head, and I have a giant head).

Any questions? Drop me a note at jessica (at) jessicatravels (dot) com.

I’m also going to start a gallery here for all the hats I make. If you want to send me a photo of you wearing the hat, that’s even better. I’ll assume if you do send me a photo that you’re giving me permission to post it here.

PS I can basically guarantee that all my hats have some of my hair and my cats’ hair woven in, so keep that in mind if you’re allergic to, umm, either one.

Please remember that I literally had never picked up knitting needles prior to January 2017, so these hats are not going to win any prizes at your local yarn shop. They are also, undoubtedly, going to keep getting better as I keep knitting, so later hats will probably look nicer than earlier hats… But my very first hat, the undisputed most awful one I’ve ever made, is still holding together strongly and still cozy (and still making a statement), so I’m confident that the hats I send out will stand the test of time. But hey, buyer beware, and all that.

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