This is a fantastic annual project run by innocent smoothies in association with Age UK. The idea is to knit little hats to go on smoothie bottles. When Innocent sells a bottle of smoothie they will donate 25 p of the sale to Age UK who use the money to fund community events in their centres around the UK. Innocent has been running this project since 2003 and have raised an amazing £2.5 million so far.
It doesn’t cost you anything to join in and Innocent will even send you a thank you for taking part! You can pick up free patterns from Age UK stores or download them from the website. You can take your finished hats into Age UK stores or post them to innocent. If you just love to crochet, don’t worry, there are patterns available for you too!
You don’t need to be a knitting pro to join in, the free patterns are suitable for beginners. If you have never knitted before this is a great way to start. The projects are nice and small so you won’t get overwhelmed and you get a warm fuzzy feeling inside while you learn knowing that you are helping Age UK.
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