happy hat making for the Big Knit

September 7, 2009 at 11:00 am 2 comments

big knit + logos copyNo fair weather knitting for me; I’m strictly a poor weather knitter.  Before I’ll even consider dusting off my needles and curling up on the sofa it has to be dark, cold and wet outside.  I’m coming out of crafting hibernation early to make a teeny tiny hat for an Innocent smoothie in support of Age Concern and Help the Aged. Last years campaign raised £253,384 to help older people stay healthy through the winter months (35p from every hatted smoothie  sold).  The deadline for sending hats is Friday 16th October and they’ll be in Sainsbury’s stores from 4th November.  Will you remind me to get a wriggle on once we get into October?  You know how distracting the veggie patch can be!

I’m thinking… a gardening inspired hat like this pattern.  Maybe even two or three (but definitely not 1758 hats)Big knit - strawberry hat

If you’ve not done any knitting before there are plenty of simple tutorials on YouTube to help you on your way.  It’s not as mysterious an art as non-knitters might think!  You’ll need to get these items and download a pattern from here.  One hat can take as little as 25 minutes to make depending on how confident you are.

Big knit - what you need copy

ps.  creating a post entirely with someone else’s images doesn’t feel quite right, even if it is for charity.  So just to make me feel better here’s a photo of my very favourite old person; my gorgeous, wise and funny 92 year old nan.  This photo was taken on Friday just one week after a cataract operation on her right eye.  I think she’s amazing and her consultant did too: when he told her she was virtually blind in that eye a few months ago she said ‘Oh it’s fine as long as I don’t do this‘ and with a knowing wink covered her good eye with her palm and chuckled.Nan in the garden at mums

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lucy  |  September 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you so much for your bounty this evening!! Stringless runner beans….. I couldn’t resist! They’re about to be the piece de resistance of my tea now! And they’re fantastic raw too!! Thank you so much! Safe trip x

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  September 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm

      I snack on them all the time at the lottie. Glad to be of service ;o)


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