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meet the knitters: marion

There are two sure-fire ways to get our attention. 

1 - Send us a picture that somehow includes a good dog

2 - Send us a picture of loads of Big Knit hats that you’ve knitted

Marion knows us well. Not only does she have a good dog (hello Dusty, who’s a good boy?) but she’s also one of our most prolific Big Knit knitters. Last year we featured her and her friend Ali on our bottles for knitting 2,500 hats, this year Marion’s already on her way to another 2,000.

Thanks, Marion. You’re the best.

If you want to help out with this year’s Big Knit, you can. Just head to our Big Knit website where you’ll find knitting patterns, how-to guides and everything else you’ll need to get involved. Thanks in advance, couldn’t do it without you.

Or if you know someone like Marion and want us to know about them too, please do tell us. We’re constantly in awe of our knitters and want to know as many of them as we can. Drop an email about them to hello@innocentdrinks.co.uk and we’ll do our best to give them a proper thank you.

kids draw hats, we make hats

The most recent Big Knit may have only ended a month ago but we already miss it. And, like a parent whose child has just moved out of the family home, we’re still looking for ways to talk about it any chance we get. 

This year we held a competition on our packs for kids to design their own Big Knit hats. The lucky winners get real-life versions of their designs for them to wear. They'll be the coolest kids in town (if that town is a town where knitted hats are cool).

Seeing as this combines both Big Knit hats and brilliant drawings by kids, it only makes sense that we’d dedicate a blog post to some of winners. 

Emily won us over with the details of her design. Any kid who knows a garter stitch from a fishtail stitch is okay by us.

 

And Kaiyah’s 'Cake Hat of Epicness' would make Mary Berry herself proud. It also makes us wonder whether there's ever been a similarly named showstopper on Bake Off. Probably not. Here's hoping it makes an appearance in the next series.

 

And Holly must have been paying attention during Penguin Awareness Day. We are happy to confirm that Polly here is definitely a penguin.

 

A massive thank you to everyone who entered. There were loads more winners but there's only so much we can show. For space reasons, that is. Not because they were unsuitable. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to look through our various computer folders of pictures of animals wearing Big Knit hats and try to think of some rubbish excuse to write about them soon.

a headful of hats: the biggest of the Big Knit hat collections (so far)

Recently, on Facebook, Sam started sending us pictures of the various Big Knit hats she’d been buying. After a few days we started to wonder just how many Big Knit hats Sam had got her hands on.

“There are more than I had realised,” she wrote. “110 to be exact - 22 from this year, so far. I’m trying to be more strict and just get super-novelty ones.

“I am still hoping and searching for the elusive ‘unicorn’ of hats, a ‘peas in a pod’ which I saw featured a few years back. I’ve never managed to find one.”

This got us thinking. Who exactly has the biggest of the Big Knit hat collections? Is it Sam with her 110 or is there someone out there who can claim the title? So that’s what we’re asking. Do you have more Big Knit hats than Sam? Let us know by emailing hello@innocentdrinks.co.uk. We’d love to hear from you.

And if you’ve got a ‘peas in a pod hat’, can Sam have it?