FAQ

What exactly is #HATNOTHATE?

#HATNOTHATE was launched in 2018 as an anti-bullying campaign founded by Shira Blumenthal. We encourage people to make, wear, and post handmade blue hats, adding #HATNOTHATE when sharing on social platforms. Hats are distributed to schools nationwide, educating students about the message of kindness.

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 (for ages 5 to 18), most hat sizes are appropriate, i.e. ranging from 16 inches to 20 inches in circumference. Close-fitting beanie style as well as slouchy style hats are welcome.
-Hats should be handmade using any blue yarn and should be at least 75% blue.
-Blue hats need to be received by August 1, 2022.

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 my blue hat?

#HATNOTHATE has partnered with small businesses across the United States. These locations are referred to as our Official Drop-off Points. Find your local Drop-off Point HERE.

Where do my hats go?

The official #HATNOTHATE Drop-off Points will partner with local schools. These schools will receive handmade blue hats.

How do I post on social media about #HATNOTHATE?

Take a picture with your blue hat and post it on Facebook or Instagram, and add #HATNOTHATE.

Where do I find #HATNOTHATE gear?

Click HERE to shop our merchandise.

Is the wooden tag required?

No, the tags are optional.

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Contact us at

info@hatnothate.org