Calling all craftivists! Let’s stand up to bullying with the #HatNotHate campaign

Published on July 15, 2021 By Yaz Joy Vigus 2 min read

#HatNotHate Campaign

The #HatNotHate campaign is calling all knitters and crocheters to join forces and stand up to bullying! Discover how you can use your craft skills to unite in solidarity with school kids for the National Bullying Prevention month this October. Every hat counts!

Being bullied can affect every facet of a child’s life, from confidence and self-image, to having a severe impact on mental health that can reach far into adult years. Across the country staggering statistics have shown that 49% of children from grades 4 to twelve have been bullied, and 23% of college goers have been bullied in recent months. The #HatNotHate campaign is here to make a stand.

I make blue hats for those that are too scared to be who they want to be’ Crystal Doedtman, blue hat maker

Standing up to bullying

Each year the #HatNotHate team rallies adult and student makers to knit, crochet or loom beautiful handmade blue hats as a powerful declaration of unity against bullying. The blue hat carries a powerful message to anyone affected by bullying: you’re not alone.

#HatNotHate campaign
When I put on my blue hat I feel like I’m showing these kids and young adults that they’re not alone’ Mariah Reeves, blue hat maker

Every single hat has the power to make a difference

Tens of thousands of hats are made each year by the #HatNotHate community. They’re then distributed by the #HatNotHate team to be worn in schools across the county.

Our goal is to rally consumers to knit or crochet blue hats, share them on social media with #HatNotHate and wear them proudly to build awareness and help support the efforts to stop bullying.’ HatNotHate Campaign

This year their goal is to make 100,000 hats and are calling out for makers to join the movement! Are you in?

#HatNotHate team

Join the community!

Whether you’re a beginner maker or a seasoned pro, everyone can get involved! Explore the Hat Pattern Lookbook for ideas and take your pick from easy beginner hat patterns to advanced designs! Feeling creative? Why not design your own?

Explore the #HatNotHate 2021 Hat Pattern Lookbook

Once you’ve completed your hat, send it in the mail to:

Lion Brand Yarn Co. 
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt NJ 07072

Deadline: End of August 

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HatNotHate to help spread the word on social media!

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About the author

Yaz Joy Vigus

Yaz Joy Vigus is a Copywriter at LoveCrafts. She loves creating inspiration pages, roundups and content for the LoveCrafts community. She’s experienced first-hand how crafting can help practice mindfulness and wellbeing. One of her fave ways to unwind is curling up with her latest crochet project and a good movie!