Saturday, January 28, 2017

Easy Crocheted Pussy Hat

I'm coming out of blog hibernation to share an easy free pattern that (since I know you're on the internet) you've almost definitely seen by now. The Pussy Hat Project started as a "collective visual statement" for the women's march on Washington and the satellite marches around the world and has grown into a way to show solidarity and support for women's rights.

I was awfully late to the game, but decided I should do my part and make as many hats as I could in the couple days before the march in my city, New Orleans. I ended up just making 5 hats, and gave them all out before the march even began in exchange for $20 donations to Planned Parenthood. I wish I would have thought of the idea sooner because I know I could have collected so much more than $100 for this important organization. But for a couple evening's work, that's still pretty darn good!

Yep, that's me.

The women's march is over now, but there is so much more work to be done. Join me, and crochet a pussy hat or 3!

I've mostly seen patterns for knitted hats, so this one is for you crocheters. It's a very simple pattern that works up quite quickly and uses a very budget-friendly - and very pink - yarn.

Pussy Hat
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink
  • 5.5 mm, US I crochet hook
  • yarn needle


3 sts and 2 rows = 1" in dc


  • st(s) : stitch(es)
  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • dc: double crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • bpdc: back post double crochet
  • sl: slipstich


1. Ch 30, work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc 26 more. In last st, work 5 dc. Working down opposite side of chain, dc 26, work 3 dc in last. Sl to join. (62)
2: Ch 2 (does not count as first st), *dc; rep from * to end. Sl to join with first dc. 
3-9: Work even for 8 more rounds. 
10: Ch 1, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * to end. Sl to join with first fpdc.
11-12: Repeat round 10. Tie off. weave in all ends. 
That's it! Fighting for your rights has never been simpler. Now go out there and change the world.