Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Today finds me knitting up little bunny hats for fruit drink bottles. The Innocent Drink company has a Big Knit each year - knitters and crocheters send in little hats to fit their 250ml drink bottles, and for every behatted bottle sold 25c is donated to Age Action Ireland. It's kind of fun to make up these little hats and it's a great way to use up scraps of yarn. Last year I knit up every last inch of DK yarn in my stash into little hats with pompoms.
This year, though, I've been feeling a bit more adventurous. I've been looking at egg cozy and finger puppet patterns to see which can be adapted to drink hats. And I'm starting with this one - a bunny eared egg cozy.
It's cute and, miracle of miracles, it's knitting up the right size, but I think I'm going try some mods. More gradual increases from the crown and a more generous seed stitch brim for starters. There's enough of this lilac coloured cotton to knit half a dozen. So that's the plan for today.
To see what so many other clever people have been up to, check out Tami's Amis. Congratulations Tami on a year of WIP Wednesday posts!