Virtual Exhibition: Hats 400!

Online Event, Nottingham

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The 2020 Charity Knitting Challenge

...a few knitters to many hats...


Inspire library knitters have amazed us again.

Why 400 hats? 

2020 is the anniversary year of the Mayflower journey, marking 400 years since the pilgrims left Nottinghamshire for America.  We wanted to knit a hat for every year!

The target was 400 hats and they smashed it by knitting, crocheting and crafting a total of 773 hats! 

See the lovely hats they crafted for this years charity challenge... 

Thank you!

We would like to thank the following wonderful makers:

Arnold Library - Knit and Natter, Hilary Clark

Beeston Library – Sam and Margaret

Bingham Library - Crafty Chat, Carol and family, Katherine, Sue Gill

Bircotes Library - Tuesday Craft 

Burton-Joyce Library - Sally Smith, Made Group at St Helen's Church

Cotgrave Library - Sit and Knit

East Leake Library - Susan Friday

Eastwood Library - Lynda Stevens

Edwinstowe Library - Knitters, volunteers and customers

Hucknall Library - Gemma Wilkinson

Huthwaite Library - Knitters

Kimberley Library - Crafty Chatter, Elaine Tanner, Linda

Kirkby in Ashfield Library - Craft and Chatter, Vicki Collins

Newark Library - Crafty Natter and library knitters

Ollerton Library – Audrey, Debbie, Jen, Kim

Ollerton WI - Dorothy, Jean, Judy, Norah, Sue

Radcliffe on Trent Library - Radcliffe Library Knitters

Retford Library – Andrew, Muriel, Sylvia

Ruddington Library - Karen Sharpe

Sherwood - St Martin's Church Knit and Natter

Skegby Library - Knitters

Stapleford Library - Janet Wright

Sutton cum Lound - Knitting Group

Sutton-in-Ashfield Library - Knitters 

Warsop Library - Craft and Chatter

Wirral - Mrs Ruth Gort

Worksop Library - Knitters

And to all makers who sent unlabelled packages of knitting.


Thank you for kindly donating 773 woolly hats, 4 beautiful blankets and 8 scarves to Knit for Peace.


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. 

You can find out more about our Charity Knitting Challenge here.

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Anyone can take a look!

This is an online exhibition of hats made by library crafters!