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Topic: Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats)  (Read 13534 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007 08:41:40 AM »

hee hee (can't help it) how adorable! it looks like a lil wig, i love it!

here are my new ones:



skipper modeling the red orange and yellow hat.



a pink and purple hat


my earflap hat! i even put in kitty ears, hahahaha. the earflaps were stitches picked up along the bottom and decresed to a point, and so were the kitty ears. this was a sock yarn! lornas laces sock yarn and it make stripes because i was knitting something tiny!

I've been using knitpicks palette wool yarn (fingering/ 4 ply weight) for the most part and #1 (eek) double pointed needles to knit in the round.

my stitch n bitch friends love the little hats and i'm going to try to convince them to make some with me.

oh and i signed theknittingbee's petition!
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007 09:39:47 AM »

Oh those are just the sweetest little hats  Grin

the earflap one worked out really well Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007 10:40:30 AM »

My crafty housemate and I are making hats as part of our knitting circle. Rather than collecting them in a bag until we send them off they are currently keeping every condiment, and suitably sized bottle warm!

I have yet to get round to pom-poms but have to agree that these are certainly stash busters and instant gratification with no guilt. However trying to explain to colleague as to *why* I am making hats for drinks is getting a little waring!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2007 03:44:53 PM »

However trying to explain to colleague as to *why* I am making hats for drinks is getting a little waring!!!!
Oh, I know that feeling. I've been trying to drum up support for my pledge among friends, which entails an email along the lines of: "Want to knit a mini-hat for a smoothie bottle?!" It's not as bonkers as it sounds, honest  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2007 11:39:58 PM »

i cant knit in full size very well, let alone miniature, but i think these are awesome...

i am curious...what is age concern? is it like wrinkles? or alzeheimers? or do i sound so utterly ignorant right now that you are laughing (i swear im actually rather intelligent, i just dont know the term)
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2007 12:23:33 AM »

...I am curious...what is age concern? is it like wrinkles? or alzeheimers? or do i sound so utterly ignorant right now that you are laughing (i swear im actually rather intelligent, i just dont know the term)

 Grin it's an organisation in the UK whose mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience!

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/default.asp

I think the drink manufacturer and Sainsburys (large uk supermarket chain) are donating 50p (Approx $1) for every hat sent in and then the drinks they sell in November wear the hats! - that's from memory so (given my age!!) i may have got some of it a bit wrong!! but you'll get the gist!
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2007 12:46:03 AM »

I was at a knitting circle event on Tuesday and they had an Age Concern chap there and he explained the hats! They are to raise awareness of fuel poverty and the troubles older people have keeping warm in the winter when they don't have enough money to heat their homes properly.

We knitted over 101 hats at the group with loads of other people joining in many who had never knitted before. Including some very confused bar staff at the cafe/bar the group meets in!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2007 02:56:05 AM »

I take part in this every year.

Here are some of my offerings in 2006. I ended up knitting over 40.

http://fromfleece2fantastic.blogspot.com/2006/10/innocent-hats.html#links

This year I want to do some Tams and more adventurous styles, that flikr group has some smashing ones.

Just a pity that our local Sainsbury's don't seem to get them. Has anyone actually seen the smoothies wearing hats in their supermarket?

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2007 02:52:31 PM »

tams! i can't wait to see what you make this year.

i'm in the U.S. so i've never seen the drinks with hats, or even the drinks alone!

if i went to the supermarket and there in the fridge was a bunch of drinks with little hats on them , i'd probably do a bunch of cartwheels around the store before deciding what a reasonable amount of drinks to buy without seeming insane.

actually, i had seen a picture of the drinks with the hats on in the store- it was in someone's blog and they didn't mention innocent or age concern, so i thought that someone had just come around and put little hats on drinks at the store- as an act of some sort of knit graffitti.

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2007 04:19:35 PM »

These are so cute that I just have to try it.  And the website makes me want to move to the UK.  We have nothing this awesome over here.  Drinks with hats?  Stoooopid.  Invading other countries?  Whoo-hoo!  Tongue

Plus, I'm going to pass the info along to a crafty charity group I belong to. 
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