Sunday, 11 September 2011

It's Smoothie time again!

A quick  post today to show you this year's collection of little hats. This is the 4th year now that I've taken part in The Big Knit to raise money to help keep old people in the UK warm each winter. I started knitting these hats way back last October, with the aim of knitting one hat each week. (Thanks for the great idea Lynne!) Whilst not actually knitting one per week, rather knitting them in little bursts, I have managed to knit 52 hats. These little hats will be going on top of Innocent Smoothie bottles in Sainsbury's and Boots from November 23rd, and each behatted bottle sold raises 25p for a great cause. The forecasters are already predicting another cold winter, so the more hats that are knitted, the better! The deadline for posting hats is Friday 14th October, so there's still time to knit a few using up oddments in your stash. There are free patterns to download. I'm really impressed with some people's creativity - there are some pretty amazing hats over on Ravelry! Belinda and Betty kindly agreed to model this year's collection, so without further ado, I proudly present the 2011 Innocent Smoothie Hat Collection! Ta dah!! Which one is your favourite?!
Hats of the week 1-26 Hats of the week 27-52

I'll see you soon with an update on my Longshadows scarf. I might also have received the yarn for the next Fall in Full Color project, so I really need to get a wiggle on with this one! Crikey! Have a good week!  xxx

7 comments:

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

No problem!!! :) Thanks for the date of the deadline, that has sneaked up on me!! I've just been merrily knitting away at hats each week. I'll have to count how many I have and get them sorted out to post.

Yours are looking fab, I can't pick a favourite, they're all too nice!

Lynne

Northern Monkey said...

Ooh the green one on the top right with the little button is my favourite, it combines two of my favourite things, the colour green and buttons!

I've still not made any smoothie hats...oops! I must rustle through my oddments and whip some up.

Jo said...

I've been meaning to start some hats this year but still haven't got round to it. I think a hat a week is a great idea, I might do that myself ready for next year. I think my favourite would have to be the red, white and blue one with a pom pom on top, nine rows down and two in, but they're all lovely.

busybusybeejay said...

What a production line!Amazing.I must look into this as I have so many oddments.Off to look now....

snoopydog said...

WOW!!!!! What a lot of little hats. Brilliant effort! Have a good week. Rosx

scrapperjen said...

Fantastic hats!!! Sounds like a very worthy cause.

knitting sandwich said...

you're amazing!!

if i had ot pick i'd say the orange with orange button - fun!!