You may have already seen the teeny tiny knitted hats on the tops of some innocent Smoothie bottles. These aren't just super cute, they are also for a great cause. For each hatted smoothie sold, innocent will donate 25p to Age UK! You can help by knitting more weeny toppers and sending them to innocent.
To get you started, we've got this fabulous FREE pattern from Juliet Bernard for a sweet Fuchsia flower hat. Find more of Juliet's designs at www.ravelry.com/designers/juliet-bernard.
Stylecraft, Special DK in Magenta, Candyfloss and Meadow
yo Yarn over needle
St st stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl)
Main part of flower
Cast on 29 sts in Magenta.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 (K2tog, yo) repeat till last stitch, K1.
Work 11 rows in st st starting with a P row.
Row 15 (K2tog) repeat to last stitch, K1. [15 sts]
Row 16 Purl.
Row 17 (K2tog) repeat to last st, K1. [8 sts]
Row 18 (P2tog) to end. [4 sts]
Change to Meadow and work an icord for 4cm.
To finish (K2tog) twice, pass the first st over the second st. Fasten off.
Top of Flower
Cast on 56 sts in Candyfloss.
Knit in st st, starting with K row for 6 rows.
Row 7 (K2tog) to end. [28 sts]
Row 8 (P2tog) to end. [14 sts]
Row 9 (K2tog) to end. [7 sts]
Row 10 (P2tog) to last st, K1. [4 sts]
On the main part of the flower sew up the side seam. Fold up the bottom edge of the flower and stitch to the inside at regular intervals to create the picot edging. Sew up the edge of the top of the flower and slide it over to green stalk, stitch in place.
I have done this flower in pink but you can try any colour combination. Have fun and experiment.
Happy knitting! Don't forget to show us your innocent hat creations!