If you like the cat-ear style "pussyhat" but aren't crazy about pink, here's another option. To make these hats I am using the incredible and luxurious Malabrigo kettle-dyed pure Merino wool yarn, in their bulky "rasta" weight. I have four colors available, which you can see in the 2nd photo:
- Aniversario - (maroon/purple/pink/gold)
- Boreal (blue/purple/pink/gold)
- Diana (orange/pink/gold)
- Solis (green/blue)
The hat I am modeling in the photos is knitted of Aniversario. That hat has been sold, but I do have more of the yarn. The hat in photos 2 and 3 is knitted of Boreal.
If you want a more pinkish hat knitted of Malabrigo wool, see the separate listing in my shop.
Note that each skein of Malabrigo is slightly different, so the saturation and variegation of colors in the yarn in your hat may differ slightly.
I knit these hats in-the-round, so there are no seams anywhere except for a neat and decorative braided-style seam across the top. This helps the "ears" stand up nicely :)
For each hat purchased, I will donate $5 to one of the following organizations. You can choose from:
- The ACLU
- Amnesty International
- Democracy Now
- The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Planned Parenthood
- The Sierra Club
- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (for their anti-DAPL activism)
- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
I only have one skein of each color of yarn. If I need to re-order yarn to complete your hat, that may add a few days to the turnaround. I'll try to keep you informed about this.
I can add wool or wool-blend felt flowers, if desired. These are listed separately in my shop as an add-on.
Comes from a smoke-free and cat-filled house! So although I do my level best to keep the yarn away from the cats, the possibility exists that your pussyhat might have one or two ACTUAL GENUINE pussycat hairs in it, included totally free, courtesy most likely of either Sir Rilian Finn (adorable, crazy, and pestiferous blue lynx point Balinese) or Sir Balin Goodpillow (large fluffy gray of uncertain parentage) or the beauteous Lady Camille De Lune (tiny and perfect platinum mink Tonkinese) or maybe even Barliman Buttercat (orange-striped and white) or Grendel (tuxedo cat with a Svengali stare) or Sid Vicious (immense and decidedly un-vicious floor-orca). Enjoy!
(NOTE: If you are EXTREMELY allergic to cats, you might not want to order from me.)
Thank you for shopping with me! :)