Lockdown Activities: Knitting Small Hats to Raise Money Supporting Later Years

A great activity to consider while in lockdown is knitting – not only does it promote good mental wellbeing through relaxation, this knitting challenge will also give you a chance to be creative.

Whether a knitting ninja, purling pro, crochet connoisseur or just keen to have a go it’s time to get wild about wool. Please make as many small hats as possible that will fit on an innocent smoothie bottle. For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Age Concern Colchester & NE Essex receives 25p, and that money helps the Charity continue to support older people who are facing later life alone during this challenging time and long into the future when all is back to normal. Age Concern is also developing extended COVID-19 services to help those isolated and families who are bereaved so please support us. 

Once your hats are complete, keep them and after things start to open up again, we we let you know the venue where to take them.

The specific knitting patterns you can find below so please stick to the guideline. Let’s colour in our days over NE Essex with as many of these hats as possible like you all did last year for the Big Knit.

Thank you so much.


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