Saturday, January 14, 2017

pink pussy hat tutorial

There is woman's march in Washington DC the week end of the new president's election. Someone came up with the idea of wearing pink knitted or sewn pink hats with ears to silently protest the new president's disregard of a woman's dignity. (Remember the famous ET tape where he got caught talking about a woman's body part in a sneering manner?) do you think if millions of women wore pink pussy hats on election day he will get the message? probably not but we can have fun trying!
It's a revolution!
here is a tutorial on how I made my fleece one - without the embroidery it took about an hour







Cut your pink fleece 28 inches by 14 inches. If you have a small head do 13 inches. Very important: pull the fleece to see which way of the grain is the most stretchy. you want the most stretch on the 14" width.








Fold in half to make 14" by 14" with right sides out.

Sew up each side with a quarter inch seam or as close to the edge as you are comfortable with.















 Trim of the sewn edge and save the trimmimgs for a tail later on (optional)
 Turn inside out so the wrong sides are out. you should now have something that looks like a bag. Sew about a half inch seam allowance along the sides, making sure the seams from before are enclosed in this one.
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Voila! You have just sewn a french seam!
Roll up the bottom for a cuff. You are still inside out (wrong sides out) at this point.Make it about 3 inches, fold under 1/4" and pin all the way around and sew.


Now turn inside out so right sides are out.

















For the ears. measure 3 inches in from each top corner and mark a line diagonally.



Sew along that line for kitty ears.













Now try on your pussy hat! You can roll the brim to fit your head. Hiss and scratch a little to practice for inauguration day.










Now you could stop here and call it done but if you are the type that likes to embellish ......






Embroider some whiskers and a nose.




Knot those leftover seam strings and sew to the back for a tail.



Add your own special bling.


Join millions of other women wearing their pink pussy hats next week end! Its a pink pussy hat movement!

:-)

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the instructions. I heard on the news this morning that even women overseas are contributing to the hats that will be distributed to those marching, if they don't have their own. Sadly, the effort won't phase tRUMP. We'll know if it does if he nasty tweets about it. Solidarity!
    xx, Carol

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  2. We don't care what Trump cares about or doesn't care. We hope he tweets about it since he has no self control.

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  3. yea! Love this tutorial and the pic of you wearing it!
    And "he" will prove who he really is by his reaction.

    If a person elected to represent us ignores or more likely denigrates this protest, well, it won't be smart. We will not be silenced.

    LeeAnna

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