Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday


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!

20 comments:

Sam Findlay said...

I want to knit these little hats too, don't think I'll be as adventurous as you thoug! Yours look great!

pinkundine said...

I've been making smoothie hats today too ;) Love the pattern you're making, mine are all very vanilla at the moment!

Mamgi said...

Love the hat :)

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

Cute hats for a good cause.

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome! That's looking great.

SimonSimple said...

What acute idea and a great charity. I love the colour and how it is looking. Great going!

RugbyMad said...

So sweet, can't wait to see them all complete.

Kathleen said...

I love the idea of the Big Knit, and your bunny ears are working up perfectly so far! The ear is adorable, and I really like that soft purple colour.

Frieda said...

That's such a cute little hat !

CrochetBlogger said...

What a fun project!

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

that is such a good idea. what do they do with the hats you send them?

Liz said...

That is so cute! Do they only do it in Ireland? I haven't heard of it over here. :)

Calophi said...

That hat is ADORABLE. :)

omlair said...

what a cute idea! An army of bottled bunnies.. Or bunny bottles.

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autumngeisha said...

Very cute! I can just imagine a whole bunch of these in various colors. Great charity!

Saritha said...

Very cute!!And they work up fast too right??

One pair of Hands said...

Bottles wearing bunny hats - now that's different. I too would like to know what happens to the hats.
25c is a generous donation and I imagine the behatted bottles would sell very well. What fun and what a great charity.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

I just picked up the pattern for those hats too although I haven't had time to start any yet. Yours is looking good!

Emma said...

The hats look so cute!

Debbie said...

The bunny ears are awesome. What a great cause!