Innocent Smoothie Bottle Hats for Age UK

Did you answer the call?

Innocent Smoothie Bottle Hats

I did but unfortunately I saw the request a little late so have only had time to make 3 hats.

It is such a wonderful idea, the Innocent Drinks company will donate 25p to Age UK for every little hat they receive. Isn’t that great? It is called The Big Knit, I would have loved to make more but sadly have run out of time.

There were even links to patterns. I made the Tortoise and the Owl.

Innocent Smoothie Bottle Hat Tortoise

Innocent Smoothie Bottle Top Owl

I did try to make my own Frog but I think I will work on the pattern as there is room for improvement.

Innocent Smoothie Bottle Hat Frog

I was so inspired by this post on Love Lucie enticing we crafters to make hats for smoothie bottles in return for the 25p donation. Now I have the link to the patterns I will make them throughout the year in readiness for next time (I hope there is a next time). They do seem to have done it for a few years now according to some of the other posts I have read.

Check out some of the links below, so many cute little hats!

61 thoughts on “Innocent Smoothie Bottle Hats for Age UK

    • October 31, 2013 / 19:33

      Thank you so much for linking to my Froggie Hat. I am looking forward to making more for 2014 now that I have found out about the project, fantastic idea.


  1. Afternoon Tea with May October 30, 2013 / 19:29

    I love these! Well done you. I realised too late that you could crochet little hats, I thought it was knitting only… PAH! Gutted. You however, did it! and rocked it! 🙂


  2. craftysorcha October 29, 2013 / 13:52

    Very cute! What will Innocent do with the hats they receive?


    • October 29, 2013 / 23:06

      They put them on the bottles of the drinks they sell and donate 25p for each hat to Age UK a charity that supports the elderly. Great cause to donate to.


  3. thegreytail October 29, 2013 / 12:57

    the tortoise and the owl! I love them!! the frog looks great too 🙂
    thank you for sharing the project and all the link with us, I’ll definitely be ready for next year!


    • October 29, 2013 / 23:03

      Thanks for your comment and commitment to join in next year, it has been confirmed that they will be doing it in 2014.


  4. thegreytail October 29, 2013 / 12:49

    thank you for sharing the project and all those links, I’ll definitely be ready for the next time! 🙂


  5. gentlestitches October 29, 2013 / 10:59

    They are fabulous!


  6. *Wisher* October 29, 2013 / 02:06

    love love the soooooooooooo cute.. job well done. 😉


  7. mollieandclaire October 29, 2013 / 00:26

    I love the frog! They’re all fab. I’m with you – wish I’d made more and plan to do so over this year in between projects. X


    • October 29, 2013 / 07:20

      Thank you, you are so kind but check out the links and you will see some truly fantastic ones from royal crowns to a Usane Bolt figure!


  8. loobyloucreations October 28, 2013 / 21:18

    These hats are gorgeous! I can confirm they are doing a Big Knit 2014! I received an email confirmation from them the other day 🙂 I really need to learn how to crochet however I just can not get the hang of it


    • October 28, 2013 / 21:31

      Thank you for letting me know about 2014, I will keep going so I will be ready for next year. The little hats are maybe not the best thing to practise crochet as they are a bit fiddly maybe you should try a simple granny square first as a learning project. I did a tutorial with step by step photos if your interested. Please come back and let me know if I can help at all.


      • loobyloucreations October 28, 2013 / 22:27

        Thank you so much for helping, it is best to start on a chunkier wool too? I will also be back tomorrow and check out your granny square


      • October 29, 2013 / 06:58

        My pleasure. hope you get on alright but don’t forget to come back if you need some assistance.


  9. creative pixie October 28, 2013 / 21:15

    The tortoise is amazing!


      • missminimakes October 28, 2013 / 23:43

        Haha I was thinking the same thing! ^.^ I love the detail on the shell. At the moment my project is to make and donate poppies so turtles will have to wait 😉


      • missminimakes October 29, 2013 / 07:19

        The pattern I’m using is from The Stitch Sharer, the link is on my blog. I was just going to give the poppies I make to a poppy stand so they could sell them with the rest of their poppies. Maybe people will donate more for a handmade crochet poppy?


      • missminimakes October 29, 2013 / 23:58

        I forgot to mention, if you don’t have a button just do either a magic ring/circle and (US sc) DC 6 then slip stitch to join and fasten off in black yarn/wool.
        Or the other way which is ch2 and dc 6 in the 1st chain…. Ill be adding that info in my blog with some other bits soon….I’m actually waiting for Halloween to pass!


      • October 30, 2013 / 06:28

        Thanks for the tip, I have actually been using google to find other patterns too so I will post what I have found soon and share that with you too.


      • missminimakes October 30, 2013 / 07:31

        That’s a good idea, this is the only pattern I liked. Last year I had some trouble with others! Probably because of my inexperience.


  10. lovelucie1 October 28, 2013 / 21:08

    Yours are so creative. Love your owl the best. I bet they’ll be first off the shelves. Thank you for the Ping back.


    • October 28, 2013 / 21:27

      Thank you for bringing this great cause into the limelight, I think I will keep making them through out the year, it’s a great way to use up left over bits from bigger projects.


  11. craftykittycat October 28, 2013 / 21:08

    I found out about it too late too. Been working on a couple of other projects so didn’t get time to take part. Will definitely be on the look out for next years Big Knit though! Amazing idea! And your hats are adorable!


      • craftykittycat October 28, 2013 / 22:55

        Thanks, I’ll have a look. Maybe I’ll start now and have a load for next year!


      • October 29, 2013 / 06:59

        Great idea, I am going to use use some of the bits left at the end of larger projects to start my hat stash.


  12. empress27 October 28, 2013 / 20:53

    They are so cute. I love the owls expression!


  13. Sara Crafts October 28, 2013 / 20:24

    That owl is adorable!


  14. Patch October 28, 2013 / 20:23

    You may only have made 3 but they are awesome!


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