Crocheting

Innocent Smoothies Knitted Hats Campaign

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Every year Innocent Smoothies tops their smooties off with handknitted or -crocheted hats to raise money and awareness for the Dutch National Elderly Fund to battle senior loneliness.

I have always wanted to join this campaign and this year I switched between wool brands, so it was a good excuse to use up some scraps. It was also a ton of fun to come up with crochet patterns for the different hats I wanted to make. Of course just a simple striped hat was not enough so I mainly made animal, food and plant hats.

I didn’t write down any of those patterns, but if you want to know a general outline of how I made them drop a comment below and I’ll write up some instructions.

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This year I send them a giant pile of hats that I made, and also some hats made by friends during our crafty get-together. In total we send 49 hats to raise money for the Fund! Below are all the hats I made over the month of November 2018. They had to be send in before December 4th.

A couple of plain ones were made to develop the pattern, which can be downloaded here.

Here’s a bunch of striped ones, I especially like the hot pink and teal one in the top left.

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A Dutch hat with our flag and the colour of our royalty – orange!

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I actually made two mushroom hats but one ended up being way too big. This one did make the cut.

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Just an acorn to finish my lime green wool!

Apple and lemon hat. I especially like how the lemon turned out! I decreased to the second to last row, then did an extra row of sc around, then decreased again. This created the little lemon nub on top.

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The cherry pie hat was inspired by some cake hats that Sophie from Sophietje.nl crocheted. She linked to a pattern by Grietje Karwietje but the link died. So I created my own inspired by the apricot pie!

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I was planning on doing multiple cactus ones but I was running out of time in the end. This one is planted in a nice terracotta planter!

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Daisy in a blue and white planter, which was my Stepmum’s favourite!

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Grumpy fox was my Dad’s favourite!

Miss Piggy is Grumpy Fox’ girlfriend. I think this is actually my favourite one of the bunch! She turned out a little purple in the pictures but in real life she is a bright pink piggy.

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A wonky bear hat, but I still love him regardless! The muzzle was stitched on.

And finally a bee! This is my second favourite of all because he looks so derpy. I used a leaf pattern to create his wings but it all really came together with those googly eyes.

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Right now the smoothies with a hat can be found in stores around The Netherlands for the entire month of February. Let me know if you spotted one of my hats!

Thanks again for reading,

~Mardie

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