Here in Ireland a drinks company called Innocent are doing a charity drive for next winter. All over the country people are knitting or crocheting thousands of little hats to go onto the smoothie bottle. In Autumn (Fall for our US friends) every bottle sold that has a hat on it will result in money going to the Aged Action charity.
There's a homepage and also a hat of the week contest too - some of them are really quite amazing.For every behatted bottle sold in store, we - that's innocent - will give 25c to Age Action. We're aiming to knit 80,000 little hats this year, so we'd love you to get knitting.
It's a sad fact that every year in Ireland around 2000 people over the age of 65 die from cold related conditions. Which is where your knitted goods come in. All monies raised from the innocent Big Knit this year will go towards supporting Age Action to help keep older people in Ireland warm.
A few of my friends are madly knitting hats, one of them is employed professionally to help people to knit hats. All of them want me to tat hats! Of course, this then brings up the issue of designs... so I thought you might like to get in on the act and see if you can design a tatted hat for an Innocent Smoothie to help raise money for charity. Hat designs can use anything from wool to sewing cotton (thicker works up quicker tho) as long as they fit the dimensions of the bottle - diameter of about 5-7cm (2 - 2.5") along the bottom and at least 3cm (2.25") high.