I suddenly realised that the deadline for sending in Innocent Smoothie Hats (17th October) was rapidly approaching and I hadn’t knitted a single one.
For those not in the know, this is for a charity promotion by Innocent Smoothies – the little hats go on the small bottles and 50p goes to Age Concern for every behatted smoothie sold. I had great fun making loads of these last year when I had more time. I blogged all about it here and here. This year, not so much time.
But my Mum is still one of the “Aged” so I felt I had to try to do a few.
I rummaged under the bed.
Damn. I’d sent all my yarn scraps to the charity shop….what could I knit hats with?
Then I found a baggie of Tapestry Wool that has been getting in my way for some time….
The wool came with 3 strands twisted together – that was too thick. I split off two strands and knit furiously. When I ran out, I held two of the single strands together and carried on. This made for some odd combinations but it was fun to try.
I played with some stitch patterns, enjoyed making little i-cord tops to them rather than bobbles, fairisle and even tried to make one on 4 DPNS – don’t try that at home – WAY too fiddley!
I managed 11 hats but I needed a model.
Thug and Mewsley hid – there is a limit to their dedication.
Burt and Ernie (last year’s china cat-models) refused to be publicly humiliated again.
Ahhh….My two terracotta cats, “Dangle-paw” and “Licker” (you’ll see why they got those names) were eager to feature.
So here they are…Dangle-paw and Licker modelling the 2008 range of Innocent Smoothie hats!
The group shot…
Now some close ups…
Dangle-paw’s ear warmers…
His back collection…
The ones that didn’t show up on terracotta…
And Licker’s rather fine Ear-Muffs!!