6. Do I have a printer?
Print out our PDF and distribute it! Bring prints to your library, community center, place of worship, coffee shop, skating rink, bar, beauty salon, doctor’s office, school, any place with a bulletin board or a place to put printed matter that you think may attract people to the project.
7. Do I know of a retirement home, assisted living facility, rehab facility, dialysis clinic, hospital or another place where there may be knitters who are not on social media?
Contact the social coordinator of the facility. Let them know that this type of project is therapeutic and can give purpose to people who may feel powerless. Really! At senior centers, older folks may not have access to social media, but many do have time and knitting chops. Maybe you could even visit and knit together!
8. Am I a part of any community service, social activism, or women’s group?
Talk with your group about the Pussyhat Project and see if creating hats for the March is right for your group. If so, start to organize! Some groups could include: Mommy and Me groups, book club, The Red Hat Society, craft beer club, Pantsuit Nation on Facebook, a local marching group headed to D.C., bridge club, bowling league, sky diving club, pep squad, rotary club, etc.
9. Do I have a local media outlet?
Go to the website of your local news source and find the email of the editor, or news tip line. Write an email about Pussyhat Project and what it means to you. You probably have a local TV station, radio station and newspaper. Maybe invite a journalist or a TV camera crew to a knit along. Wouldn’t it be great to have some positive local news with a national impact?
10. Do I know an influencer who may be interested in this project?
Reach out to her/him. Perhaps you are this person’s friend or this person’s fan. Let that person know why Pussyhat Project is important to you and include a link to our website so the influencer can find out more. Many have mentioned Samantha Bee as a great example of a stellar influencer. We could not agree more- we adore her! Can you imagine if 100 or 1000 of us from across the country reached out personally to her? How powerful!
11. Is there a knitter in my life?
Talk with her, or him! Share information about the project.
12. Do I have a local yarn store that isn’t on the Locations page?
Get in touch with them and let them know about your interest in the Pussyhat Project. Chances are, there are other people in your area who are, too. Give the local yarn store this link so they can let people know how they are participating. You will be helping other knitters in your area find a base and be helping a small business.
13. Do I know how to throw a party?
If you can throw a party, you know how to politically organize! Host a Pussyhat knitting party and invite friends to knit, talk about women’s rights, and learn more about the project. Take photos and post them on social media using #pussyhat and #pussyhatproject. You can host a meetup in your own home or perhaps at a local coffeeshop like @thread.winners did in Riverside, CA: