Monday, May 9, 2011

the big knit


Last year I knit 26 wee hats for the big knit - an annual event sponsored by Innocent Drinks in the UK to raise money for Age UK, a charity which helps with heating costs for seniors across the UK. Imagine, an average of 25,000 additional winter deaths amongst seniors yearly just because they can't afford to heat their homes!

The little hats were quick and easy to knit and just adorable when completed. But this year I'm planning to be more adventurous with my hats. All the clever and creative hats that others knit got me thinking - surely I can adapt finger puppet patterns to make hats the right size for these little juice bottles? Could be a lot of fun to knit. As soon as I finish the projects on needles I'm going to give it a try now while I still have lots of time.

3 comments:

Frieda said...

Kudos to you for doing this again!You already knit for so many causes , do you ever sleep ...


I just couldn't knit all those little finger puppets , the tiny , fiddly bits would drive me insane . I've knit a little teddy bear for Jessey and it had me gritting my teeth .

Louise said...

What a great cause. They will be so cute!

Magical Jane said...

Thanks for sharing the info - I shall be joining you in this one, and trying to conscript some others. I think this is a really clever proposition - at first I was thinking it might be easier for me to give 25p than knit a tiny hat, but then I began to picture the shelves with these tiny hats on them. I think it's excellent for awareness.

Fancy for me - that will be the pom pom! (I've made 2) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with though!