Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

vrijdag 20 april 2012

Goedgemutste Breicampagne 2012

The aim for this year's Goedgemutste Breicampagne
(Big Knit) is 100.000 woolly hats for the Netherlands.
This campaign by Innocent has been a reocurring
knitting campaign since 2003 that has evolved to
a yearly european knitting event.

The Innocent hats are knitted by knitters up and
down the country. They send Innocent their hats all
year and Innocent then counts them all up before
handpacking them onto their little bottles. They are
then sent off to stores, and will be available for 2 weeks.
For every behatted bottle sold, 20 cents is donated. Over
the years, Innocent has been sent hats of all different
shapes and sizes, from all over the world and from people
who’ve been knitting for years to those who’ve just
picked up their needles for the first time. All of the
money raised through the hats knitted, goes directly
to centres to allow them to continue providing
support to elderly people in their local community.

If you want to join in, go here :

2 opmerkingen:

Dagmar zei

very cute, I wonder why I have never heard of it here in the usa. I would love to knit for that cause.

Meikoningin zei

Hi Dagmar :)

Sadly, the USA is not one of the countries that is participating, but you can ofcourse send your hats to any of the participating countries : Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switserland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom ! Even better, get your friends and family to knit as well and send even more hats :) You could have lots of fun knitting together and create awareness at the same time, talking about win-win ;) Happy knitting !