Saturday, 8 March 2014

Age UK / Innocent Smoothie Hats (crochet)

 Last year I designed some little knit & crochet hats for the Age UK 'big knit' appeal.
 I really enjoyed making them  ~  they are so much fun, and it's such a worthwhile cause.
 This year I have made a couple of new designs.
There are lots of patterns for knitting but much fewer for crocheting.
So I decided to start with a few new crochet hat designs. Hope you like them.

 
Beret / Tam
 



 
Chullo


 
Flower on Top Hat

 
 
 
 

Crocheted  Hats ~
All Hats use DK yarn and  a 3.5mm hook
These patterns are written using UK crochet terminology, and are crocheted using joined rounds.
 

Beret / Tam

 
Innocent Smoothie Beret / Tam


Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
Rnd 1:  ch2, make 11tc into ring, slip stitch to join (12sts)
Rnd 2:  ch2, 1tc into same stitch, 2tc into every stitch to end, slip stitch to join (24sts)
Rnd 3:  ch2, 1tc into same stitch, 1tc, *2tc into next st, 1tc, repeat from * to end, slip stitch to join (36st)s
Rnd 4:  ch2, 1tc into each st all around (36sts)
Rnd 5:  work 2sts together all around (18sts)
Work a further 2 rounds in dc.  Fasten off.
 
 
 

Chullo


Innocent Smoothie Chullo Hat
 
Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
Rnd 1: ch2, make 10tc into ring, slip stitch to join (11sts)
Rnd 2: ch2, 1tc into same stitch, 2tc into every stitch to end, slip stitch to join (22sts)
Rnd 3: ch2, 1tc into each stitch, slip stitch to join (22sts)
Work a further 2 rounds as the same as round 3.  
For earflaps ~
Work 5sts, turn
Work 4 sts, turn
Work 3sts tog, fasten off
Make another earflap on the opposite side.
Add a couple of short lengths of yarn to make ‘tails’.
 

 

Flower on Top Hat


 
Innocent Smoothie Flower on Top Hat
 
Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
Rnd 1: ch2, make 10tc into ring, slip stitch to join (11sts)
Rnd 2: ch2, 1tc into same stitch, 2tc into every stitch to end, slip stitch to join (22sts)
Rnd 3: ch2, 1tc into each stitch, slip stitch to join (22sts)
Work a further 2 rounds as the same as round 3.  Fasten off.
Add a little crochet flower in a contrasting colour. 
 
 
 
You will find my previous designs here ~
 
 
 
 

You will find some other cute crochet hat designs at ~
 
 


How the big knit helps

As many as 24,000 older people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.
 
So ten years ago Innocent had an idea. They asked people to knit little woolly hats. They put those hats on smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation to Age UK.
 
For each behatted smoothie bottle sold, 25p goes to Age UK to spend on things like hot water bottles, blankets, hot meals and social gatherings. Many older people also knit hats themselves through knitting groups organised by Age UK. The impact of the knitting groups is incredible and for some, they're a real lifeline.

 
 

3 comments :

  1. Thanks for these patterns. I have knitted quite a few, but would love to crochet some this year. They should help to improve my crochet skills.

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  2. They are so cute Marianna, it's nice to have some crochet patterns for these, I love the beret :)

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  3. All three versions are SUPER cute!

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