Put your hat on!

On the needles, that is. I’m sure you know that Innocent are again running their Big Knit charity campaign – for every adorably little woolly hat that adorns a smoothie bottle, 50p gets donated to Age Concern, to help keep elderly people warm over the winter. We all know how energy prices are going up (ouch) so this is needed now more than ever.
The deadline is approaching very rapidly, on 17 October, but then it doesn’t take much time to knock out a little hat or two, does it? Glamorous knitters like us are also no doubt totally adept and not in need of any sort of pattern assistance… *but*… I was totally tickled by the little designer hatlets in this month’s Knitting magazine (issue 56, Nov 08). Rabbit hat by Debbie Bliss, for instance! I’m told the patterns are due to be published on the Knitting website, although as of today I haven’t been able to find them. There’s also an adorable little strawberry hat pattern on the Innocent site.
It’s National Knitting Week. Get in some speed knitting practice, in public for preference, and do us all proud.
PS – Ooh, I almost forgot, if you’re of a competitive bent you might want to check out two competitions on this project.
Get fruity and enter Simply Knitting’s “most creative/most fruity” contest, to win a hamper full of yarn (fresh!); or win a month’s supply of smoothies via Let’s Knit. You can drop off your entries at the magazines’ stands at Ally Pally.

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