Get your knit on for St Mungo's Woolly Hat Day 2012
Calling all knitters! Fancy stitching up something that will give you that warm, fuzzy feeling? Homelessness charity St Mungo's are asking knitters across the UK to take to their sticks and string and help out the homeless.
It's St Mungos third annual Woolly Hat Day on Friday 26 October, and this year St Mungo's is looking to auction the distinctive woolly orange hats to raise money for their work supporting homeless people in rebuilding their lives.
The charity has worked across London and the South for more than 40 years, and has over 100 projects helping people with housing, health and work. They've changed the lives of thousands of people, and with their wave of woolly hats they hope to do more.
"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." said Russell Benson, community and events fundraising coordinator for St Mungo's.
Fancy getting your knit on for good? Visit the Woolly Hat Day page for the official free knitting pattern and more info. There are also pre-made kits available too. So you've really got no excuse.
You can also get more woolly hat updates on Twitter @woollyhatday and on their Woolly Hat Day Facebook page.