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 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 September 13, 2021.

Hat Patterns

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:

Lion Brand Yarn Co.
140 Kero Rd.
Carlstadt, NJ, 07072


Official #HATNOTHATE drop-off locations

How do I post on social media about #HATNOTHATE?

Take a picture with your blue hat and post it on Facebook 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

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