PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It might be hard to buy pink yarn these days, because women are knitting hats to wear to a National March on Washington.
Thousands of women plan to march on the National Mall, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated. And many of them will be wearing hand-knitted pink hats they call “pussyhats.”READ MORE: WATCH: Penn Student Calls For Sixers To Fire Doc Rivers During Graduation Ceremony
They look like pussycats, with two ears on top. The reference to Trump’s infamous remark is intentional, said Lisa Johnson who owns Hidden River Yarns in Manayunk.
“It kind of became a symbol, a power symbol for the women going to the march.”READ MORE: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Votes From Hospital With Emergency Absentee Ballot After Suffering Stroke
With group knitting sessions taking place in the city, she said it’s been difficult, keeping pink yarn on the shelves.
“I had a great stock at the beginning of the week, but for my second time I’m starting to run out of pink yarn!”MORE NEWS: Poll Workers At Kimmel Center Say Pa. Primary Election Turnout Down Considerably From 2020 Presidential Campaign
Johnson said a sea of pink hats in Washington would be a visual statement for women’s rights.