Hat’s a great idea!

Calling all knitters – homelessness charity St Mungo’s needs YOU!

iStock_000014766768LargeThe charity is appealing to all knatty knitters out there to get those needles clicking to help rustle up 2,014 hats this winter as part of its Woolly Hat Day campaign to support homeless people.

Now in its fourth year, one of the most popular ways of supporting Woolly Hat Day is by knitting a hat and donating it to the charity, who then sell the hats to raise money.

Woolly Hat Day takes place on Friday, 31 January 2014, and there are three easy-to-follow knitting patterns to choose from, all available for free from the St Mungo’s website.

The hat designs are by charity partner Funi and knitter Cal Pannone, and include The Orange Bobble, The Chunky and The Ribbed Beanie. Visit http://www.mungos.org/woollyhatday/knitting for the designs and http://www.funiwear.com/collections/st-mungo-s-charity-beanies to buy a hat knit kit.

This year St Mungo’s has a new fundraising target of £50,000 for Woolly Hat Day, which would make a real difference to homeless people, and those at risk of homelessness. There are lots of ways for people to take part.

Get involved by:

  • Requesting a Woolly Hat Day pack for schools, businesses or knitting groups, which include lots of ideas on planning your fundraising from www.woollyhatday.org or email woollyhatday@mungos.org
  • Follow @StMungos or #WHD14 on Twitter, like StMungosUK on facebook for news and special events
  • Text WOOL14 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 via Just Text Giving

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