Every year Innocent run a campaign to get folks up and down the land to knit little hats for their smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, Sainsburys and innocent - will give 50p per bottle sold to Age Concern to help keep older people warm in winter.
I'm not the best when it comes to working two needles at the same time, but here's a few pics of my attempts.
After a while, I found the knitting a bit tedious. It was hard to get the shapes I wanted. My first attempt at doing a pumpkin, turned into a beret. Crochet has a firmness that makes it much easier to manipulate. So, I just reverted back to crochet and started to enjoy making up a few mad Smoothie Hats.
Someone said, why didn't I just give the money to the charity. It costs this much for the wool, and that much for postage.
But that's not the point. I cant throw out any wool, so have bags of scraps that I couldn't do anything with, except make these hats!. The postage, well, it isn't that much. It promoting textiles as a fun hobby, and as a fundraising tool. But mainly, the kick I get out of making these silly little hats is priceless.....