Monthly Archive June 2012

Woolly Hat Day 2012

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Calling all knitters to get their needles and yarn out for homeless people!

Homelessness charity St Mungo’s is asking knitters across the country to get their needles and yarn out to help create a mountain of bobble hats for its third annual Woolly Hat Day on Friday 26 October.

This year St Mungo’s is looking to auction the distinctive orange hats to raise money for its work supporting homeless people to rebuild their lives.

Working across London and the South, St Mungo’s has been opening doors for homeless people for more than 40 years. With over 100 projects supporting people with housing, health and work opportunities, St Mungo’s supports thousands of people each year to recover from being homeless and prevent the problems that can lead to homelessness.

Russell Benson, St Mungo’s community and events fundraising coordinator, said: “We’re appealing to knitters to help us 


make a big impact on this October’s Woolly Hat Day. As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, life becomes even more difficult for anyone sleeping on the streets. By getting your needles and yarn out and creating a ‘mountain’ of hats, you’ll be helping us to raise awareness and funds for our work supporting homeless and vulnerable people.”

Please visit for the official Woolly Hat Day bobble hat knitting pattern, created especially for us by CalKnits – thank you to them – and delivery information.

For special pre-made Woolly Hat Day knitting kits visit

For more information visit or follow what we’re up to at or keep in touch with news via Twitter @WoollyHatDay



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