Little crochet hats for the Innocent Big Knit 2015

It’s that time of year again when you can help raise funds for Age Action by making some little hats to go on Innocent smoothie bottles.

You can find patterns to get started on TheBigKnit.ie and  the UK website has a bigger selection to choose from. I also found a list with more crochet patterns on it in this 2014 Innocent blog post.

I decided to crochet some hats this year instead of knitting. There’s fewer crochet patterns readily available, although you could also use egg cosy patterns or try adapting the head from some amigurumi toy patterns if you felt adventurous.

The official basic crochet hat pattern is very easy to follow and I made one with some leftover multicoloured variegated yarn I had.

I also made the crochet tortoise and owl patterns. These look very cute when finished but take a lot more work. There are a lot of little pieces involved & it all gets rather fiddly. I think the fancier knitted hat patterns are much quicker to produce.

The Big Knit owl hatThe Big Knit tortoise hat

Finally, I tried making a crochet frog hat but alas it went a bit wrong and didn’t really look like a frog in the finish. So, I decided to knit some i-cord antennae & turn him into an alien instead. I’m not sure he looks much like an alien either, but sure nobody knows for sure what’s out there! 🙂

The Big Knit simple crochet hatThe Big Knit alien hat

It’s fun to make a few hats and an easy way to help a great cause. You can send in hats until 11 December 2015 & then the hats will hit the shops next February. You can find all the info on where to send your hats here.

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