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Knitting and crafting for charity has become an enormous success in Inspire libraries.
Every year we support a different charity and 'call out' to groups and individuals that want to be involved and take part. The annual theme is announced in the spring and the resulting work is collected and put on display.
This year the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership Scheme and the RSPB at Sherwood Forest are joining Inspire to support Nottinghamshire
crafters to take part in The Innocent Big Knit and raise money for AgeUK.
Juliet Bernard, hand knitting guru, designer and former editor of The Knitter magazine has designed a miniature Robin Hood hat for Notts crafters to knit and crochet!
Download the patterns by clicking on the PDF below:
Juliet has created two helpful videos so everyone can have a go!
There are so many reasons to join in with Knittinghamshire for the Innocent Big Knit:
We expect the exact size of the base and Robin Hood hats will differ from maker to maker, but all are welcomed by Innocent. This is what the people at Innocent say about the size of all tiny hats in general on their website:
"The best way to test your hat fits is to nip to the shops and get yourself a smoothie (we would say that, wouldn’t we?) If you can’t do that, when laid out flat, your hat dimensions should measure about 5-7cm along the bottom and at least 3cm high."
"Every hat is important, whether it’s as neat as a pin or as homemade as a pasta portrait."
Inspire Libraries will be delighted to receive finished hats from you. Hats donated by 1 July 2021 will take part in the Inspire Charity Knitting Challenge Exhibition. At the end of the exhibition we will send all miniature Robin Hood hats to The Innocent Big Knit so they may adorn bottles of Innocent smoothie drinks in shops across the country in 2022.
See all the wonderful woolliness together from Tuesday 20 July to Saturday 25 September at Edwinstowe Library and at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre on Robin's home turf!
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