Knitters are requested to knit hats for innocent smoothie bottles. For every bottle sold with a knitted hat 25p goes to Age UK. The money helps older people to stay warm and well during the winter. This year the organisers are hoping to receive two million hats.
The hats can be basic or considerably more advanced. With a backlog of projects to be completed, my meagre contribution was ten simple hats which were delivered to the Age UK charity shop in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, in June 2017.
Double knitting yarn using the Beginner hat pattern on the Big Knit website but worked in the round on 4mm double pointed needles. The eight colourful hats were made using a part-ball of unbranded variegated double knitting yarn bought from a local charity shop ~ Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind ~ for the purpose. The two white hats were made using a painted double knitting yarn from my stash. Pom poms were made from yarn in my stash.
I had bought another part-used ball of variegated yarn from the same charity shop to make more hats but foolishly left it behind after paying for it. I have the yarn now and will use it for my 2018 contribution to innocent smoothie hats.