Win Eddie the Eagle merchandise and download free Eddie hat
Now showing in UK cinemas, the new Eddie the Eagle movie is full of quirky and fun hand knitted garments. Learn more about the process and win a pack of merchandise.
Eddie the Eagle is the heartwarming story of the first British ski jumper, starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, and quirky hand knitted garments by the British Yarn Stories brand.
Audiences across the world are looking forward to the Eddie The Eagle movie but nowhere more so than the Yorkshire town of Slaithwaite in Huddersfield. This is the home of British yarn brand Yarn Stories, who created the jumpers for the film and are now preparing to launch the official Eddie The Eagle jumper knitting pattern and yarn kit.
Yarn Stories hopes to have the official sweater available to download soon – until then, they are giving our readers the free Eddie the Eagle hat knitting pattern (above) and are encouraging readers to donate knitted hats to the Mission to Seafarers charity.
“Way back in March of 2015 we were approached by one of the producers,” explains Annabelle Hill, Sales and Marketing Director of Yarn Stories. “We had a very short amount of time to produce two jumpers for the movie and get them down to the studios in Elstree for filming. Knitting needles at the ready we got on with the job.” The team pulled out all the stops to make sure the garments were just what the producers were looking for.
Eddie the Eagle’s grandma was famous for the jumper she knitted for Eddie’s mother with the slogan “I’m Eddie’s Mum” on it so it was only natural to get one of these iconic garments into the movie.
Eddie The Eagle tells the story of one of the 1980’s true heroes whose desire to be an Olympic champion was so strong it saw him take on the world at the winter Olympic games in Calgary, Canada in 1988. He may not have made the medals but he touched the hearts of people all over the world. So much so, that his exploits are still fondly remembered and his determination admired.
Win a merchandise pack
We have incredible Eddie the Eagle merchandise goodies to give away to five lucky readers from the United Kingdom. Each pack includes a bag, t-shirt, and phone case! To enter* this great competition, simply watch the trailer below and answer this question in the comments on this page before April 12th:
What does Hugh Jackman tell Eddie the ideal age to start ski-jumping is?
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Last updated: March 31st, 2016.