I’ve just popped to the post office to send my small contribution to The Big Knit. Last year a few of my friends joined in but I didn’t have my knitty head on at all at that point. This week I decided to try the basic pattern and found it really fast with minimum sewing up, so I’ve made a few for the project.
The Big Knit raises money for Age UK. Take a look at The Big Knit site, linked above, there are some amazingly impressive hat designs! People are posting pics of their finished hats on Twitter using the #bigknit hashtag – if you want to see them.
The number of hats that Age UK are tweeting about receiving just today is incredible.
It’s too late to join now as the hats have to be received by Monday, but you can look out for a hat adorned smoothie to buy and contribute to the fundraising that way.
By the way The Mile of Mice fundraiser and record setting attempt in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society has achieved their goal of over 7,000 mice! The official measure and record setting will happen at the end of next month. I really love all the current charity crafting, it’s a really fun way to raise money and awareness of various charities.
They’re adorable! I buy those smoothies whenever I’m lucky enough to be in the UK at that time. I find the idea wonderful. Perhaps if I can improve my knitting skills over this autumn/winter I can send some in next year!
Go for it! If you can purl and do the knit stitch then you’re well able to make the basic hats. Easy peasy pattern. :-)
Heheh thanks for the encouragement :) I find purling to be really hard to keep track of though. Once I started a knit 5 purl 5 pattern, put it down and then picked it up a couple of days later, and ended up continuing the pattern backwards! Hilarious :p
My friend was saying the same when we went to knitting group. What I suggest is look at the two sides: one is wavy and bumpy looking, the other is smooth, rather elegant and pretty with ‘V’ shape stitches. Knit is the easier stitch…so…when you hold the knitting in your left hand is the pretty side facing you? It’s time to knit next as it goes with pretty side when you’re doing stocking stitch. When the side facing you is wavy and less…pretty… it’s time for the purl row. Does that help? She said it did but tell me if it’s confusing in type, it’s trickier when not in person pointing at the knitting and gesticulating wildly :-)
Well done! – these are cute!
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They look great! I hate sewing so much that I did mine with circular needles (the lazy git that I am!)