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Stand up to Bullying

#HatNotHate

How to get involved

How to get involved with
Hat Not Hate in 2019

We had so much success in 2018 in spreading the #HatNotHate message!  In 2019 we are looking to spread the message even more by collecting 25,000 Blue Hats.

Lion Brand Yarn Company launched our anti-bullying campaign in 2018.

We encourage people to make, wear, and post handmade blue hats, adding #HatNotHate when sharing on social platforms.

Blue hats are our symbol in the “craftivist” movement to eradicate bullying.

Our Goal

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.

How to get involved:

FAQ

What exactly is #HatNotHate?

Lion Brand launched our anti-bullying campaign in 2018. We encourage people to make, wear, and post handmade blue hats, adding #HatNotHate when sharing on social platforms.

Blue hats are our symbol in the “craftivist” movement to eradicate bullying.

Why do the hats need to be blue?

The color blue represents awareness, peace, and solidarity. Blue is the color to wear in support of anti-bullying.

What are the requirements for the blue hats I want to donate?

As we are looking to fit a wide range of sizes (to fit ages 5 to 18), most hat sizes are appropriate, i.e. ranging from 14 inches to 20 inches in circumference. Close-fitting beanie style as well as slouchy style hats are welcome.

-Hats should be handmade using blue yarn.
-Blue hats need to be received by (Extended Deadline) September 1st, 2019.
-Please include a tag or note stating the fiber content of the blue hat(s) you donate. Some people have allergies/sensitivities to certain fibers, so we want to be aware of the fiber contents of the hats we’re giving to schools.

Who receives the blue hats that are donated?

We will give the donated blue hats to select schools from around the country all of which are participating in National bullying prevention month throughout the month of October. 

Where do I donate blue hats I make?

Please send your hats to:

Hat Not Hate
Lion Brand Yarn Co.
140 Kero Rd.
Carlstadt, NJ, 07072

Or

Official Hat Not Hate drop off locations

How do I post on social media about #HatNotHate?

Take a picture with your blue hat and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and use the #HatNotHate

Where do I get the #HatNotHate wooden tag?

You can purchase the wooden tags from the Lion Brand website.

Get the Tags

Be Strong

In our efforts to continue spreading the message of #hatnothate and working toward eradicating bullying, we are so happy to announce that this year we are partnering with Be Strong

Be Strong is a non-profit empowering youth to prevent bullying, social isolation and suicide by igniting change in peer behavior through a comprehensive student – led approach to: encourage ALL students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with the Be Strong App to access real time and local resources that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country. For more information and to see the official announcement  click here

Share the Message of
#HatNotHate

Track our progress towards reaching 25,000 blue hats in 2019

2600 hats made in 2018
Hats Made in 2019
23,117
# of Hashtags
4,995

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Contact us at

info@hatnothate.org