Originally Posted by Cherryblossom
"The hats can be knitted in any colour you like, except white "
Could someone help with a question? I have white yarn with flecks of blue and green in it, would this be okay or should I leave it? I have a few odd balls of sport weight mooching around doing nothing so thought I'd join in. Wanted to check about the colour first, don't want to get it wrong.
Hopefully I'll be able to knit some up quick, do I have to use the pattern on the site or will any newborn hat do?
Looking forward to joining in the fun, assuming I get it that is.
Thank you very much for wanting to join the campaign - every little hat counts!
There's just a couple of things I'd liketo point out, if that's ok.
Have you seen the flecked yarn knitted up into something or have you seen it as a skein or ball? I'm just concerned that when it's knitted up that the overall colour might be a bit too predominently white, depending on the size of the fleck.
To get round this, you might like to knit the hat brim in a contrasting colour, then knit the body of the hat with the flecked yarn and finish off the top of the hat with about 6 or 8 rounds of the same yarn you used for the brim.
It doesn't matter which pattern you choose to make the hat - the pattern published by the charity was for British beginners - I think most people starting off knitting over here go for the two straight sticks, rather than circular needles and knitting in-the-round.
The campaign is aimed at UK politicians and the hats, as well as providing essential warmth to newborns, are being used as a form of petition to the Prime Minister and government. Each little hat or batch of hats has a tag attached, giving the donor's name and UK address and telling politicians why they should get their act together and try to alleviate child poverty.
If you would like to post your hat directly to Save the Children in London, that's fine but if you would like to put your name to the petition by printing out and completing the tag, then please just send me a PM and I'll be happy to give you more details and info.
Many thanks again for wanting to contribute.
All Best Wishes