"I will knit at least 5 hats for Innocent Smoothies' The Big Knit but only if 35 other people will knit at least 1 hat too."
Deadline to sign up by: 15th October 2007
39 people signed up (4 over target)
Since 2003, Innocent Smoothies have been selling drinks wearing knitted hats during November, in order to raise money for Age Concern (50p from every hat-wearing bottle sold goes to Age Concern).
You can read more information here: http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/thebigkn...
All hats are donated by members of the public, and this year Innocent want to raise £200,000 for Age Concern - that means they'll need 400,000 hats!
And they want them by 22nd October 2007!
We'd better get knitting!
I think this is a great cause, and a great way to get involved (and a great way to stash-bust those odds-and-ends ;) )
So I'd like knitters - and other interested parties - to join me in knitting some hats :) I've asked for at least 35 people to help me, because that means we'll be sending Innocent a minimum of 40 hats towards their goal of 400,000.
I know the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that it's very easy to develop start-itis with knitting projects when you have a deadline, so that's why I've started this pledge. It will help to keep me on track, and will hopefully encourage others to get knitting too.
Please check out the link above - it gives full details on where to send the hats, how to make one, as well as galleries of previously made hats for inspiration.
If you're a knit blogger, then you can get a sign-up box for this pledge to go in your blog sidebar to spread the word to other knitters (see the yellow box on the right) - and you can also get a 'hatometer' from the Innocent site!
Please leave a comment with details about the hats you knit - it will be great to see other people's creations!
TheKnittingBee, the Pledge Creator, joined by: