Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Innocent Smoothie hats - Autumn 2014 ('Catch-up' 4)

Continuing the theme of knitting for charity, my friend Kim decided that she wanted to contribute to the national request for small knitted hats that were part of the Innocent Smoothie Big Knit campaign for last year.

'Innocent' work with Age UK 'to help thousands of older people across the country keep healthy and well during the chilly winter months - these little hats save lives'. All the knitted hats (millions of them) were put on to bottles of smoothie for sale in November in WH Smith, Waitrose, Asda, Ocado, Boots, Sainsbury and Tesco, 25p from the sale of each bottle going to Age UK.

Innocent have been doing this for the last 10 years but this is the first time that we had participated. Patterns were available online but you are free to contribute your own as well.

As you will see, Kim really went for it!!! In the pics below, I crocheted 4!


We will definitely contribute again next year. In fact, by just knitting the odd tiny hat now and again through the year we should collect quite a lot without even noticing.

It is certainly worth the effort!


  1. Incredible!!! So many amazing little hats, so imaginative!! Love the sheep ones and the little owls, but they are all brilliant! Well done to you both Bev.

  2. Thank you Gill! The sheep belonged to Kim and the owls were mine :)


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