Friday, 15 October 2010

and little hats all in a row...

This feels like cheating as an FO post but it is an FO so I’ll go right ahead and post it. I do hope in the next few weeks to have some better FOs to share as I have quite a few WIPs at the moment.
This year I knit some hat for the Innocent Smoothies Big Knit campaign. These were knit and sent off before I went on holiday and I snapped come pictures to share the mini hat goodness. I used sock yarn leftovers to knit these, they’re mostly Regia but there is also some Opal and some King Cole Zig Zag in there as well as some very bright, very squeaky, very cheap pink and green acrylic! I was a little sad to let the scraps of sock yarn go but I have no real intention of knitting a sock yarn blanket so what else was I going to do with it? Now it’s going to help make money for charity and that’s always a good thing in my book.

I think my pompom making skills need practice but I’m a bit lazy and had so many to do so didn’t put a great deal of time into them. Not every hat got a pompom but I don't think it matters too much. I think I’d better make a start now on knitting for next year’s big knit!

knitting 009

knitting 007

knitting 006

knitting 005

Finally the hats all lined up and ready to go.

knitting 008

I hope to do a post over the weekend showing how I chose to celebrate wool week, trust me you want to see it! Mmmm my yarn diet may have gone out of the window for a moment there!


  1. They are so cute all lined up like soldiers, marching off to do charity work. I haven't done any of these this year. I must get my act together for next year. Maybe every time I finish a project I could use the left over yarn to make one. That way they get done quickly bit by bit, rather than in one marathon session.

  2. Laura, your pompoms are totally awesome! These mini-hats are so incredibly cute! :)

  3. Those are too cute for words!

  4. As an Age UK employee - with who Innocent are working on the campaign - thank you so much for your brilliant hats.

    Just to let you know, we've extended the deadline until the end of November, so if you want to knit any more, please feel free.

  5. Very cute hats and great pictures! I don't think it's cheating at all!

  6. They're fantastic!! I have to say I didn't bother with pom-poms on mine. I found it took longer to make a pom-pom than to make a hat, so I did i-cords on the top.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you broke your yarn diet! ;)

  7. Love these! They're so colorful and happy!