Today we thought we'd share a bit about The Innocent Big Knit, which are planning to get involved with. The idea is to knit mini hats to fit onto Innocent drinks bottles to raise money for Age UK.
Here's a bit more background about the big knit from the website...
"As many as 24,000 people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.
Back in 2003 we had an idea. We asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. We put those hats on our smoothies, and for each one sold we made a donation of 25p to Age UK.
The idea snowballed and so far the people of the UK have knitted an astonishing 4 million hats. Together we’ve raised over £1.5m, and raised awareness of the great work done by charities like Age UK.
The money goes towards the cost of things like blankets, hot water bottles, hot meals and social gatherings. Many older people also knit hats themselves, and Age UK organises knitting groups, which can be a real lifeline for some".
To get you started, there are some knitting patterns available on the website to download, which are categorised into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Think we'll definitely be going for the beginner option!!
All the hats need to be sent in the post by 12th December, so we'll be dusting off our knitting needles to get on with our contribution! We'd love to hear from you if you're taking part as well.
You can also link up with the Big Knit here - Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest
I intended to get involved, but I'm not sure now that I'll have the time. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished hats.ReplyDelete
We'd better make a start soon, otherwise it will be December before we know it! xDelete
My mother in law made these a couple of years ago, I'll check if she is doing them again this year. They are great fun and a good cause.ReplyDelete
We'd love to hear if your mother in law is doing them too :) xDelete
cool I don't actually knit but will share in hopes that some of the knitters I know can knit a few hats :)ReplyDelete
That's great if you can share with your knitter friends please :) Actually there are patterns for crochet hats too if you're interested! x http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/blog/2014/october/the-big-knit-crochet-patternsDelete
Very cool. Makes me wish I could knit. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there again this week.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ginger! xDelete