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Well, hi. Want to make a hat?


Innocent Smoothie Big Knit hats - click to go to my Ravelry page

Innocent Smoothie Big Knit hats - click to go to my Ravelry page

Hi everyone!

So, an introduction is called for. This blog is all about the Innocent Smoothies Big Knit.

Every year, Innocent Smoothies donate some money to Age UK to keep elderly people warm over winter. This year it’s 35p per hat-on-a-bottle. Lots and lots of volunteers use up their scraps of yarn to get the numbers up. Last year, they got an amazing 506,000 hats, and this year they’re aiming for over 600,000. I will try to find a way to put the hatometer somewhere on here. 🙂

The last hat should be knitted on 14th October 2010, and the deadline for 2010 is 20th October. My progress, let me show you it.

How to make a hat

Take some scraps of DK wool and some 3.5mm knitting needles. Cast on 28 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 4 rows, and stockinette for 12-14 rows. K2tog all the way along for two rows, until you have 7 stitches left. Use a large sewing needle to thread the tail through the stitches, pull tight and sew the sides of the hat together inside out. Turn it the right way in again, and sew a bobble on top.

Voila! Put in an envelope with lots of other hats and send off to Innocent:

The Big Knit
Fruit Towers
1 The Goldhawk Estate
Brackenbury Road
London
W6 0BA

Have a look at the proper pattern page, here.

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