Charity Knits

Published on November 7th, 2017 | by Yazmin


5 Knitting Projects for World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is a global movement reminding us that, in the wise words of Aesop, ‘No act of kindness however small is wasted’!

From London to Singapore, World Kindness Day is a fabulous opportunity to put love back in the front seat through social outreach and acts of service in our local communities.

We’ve always been inspired by the LoveKnitting community’s generosity and kindness when it comes to charity and making a difference! Whether it’s supporting the furry residents of Battersea Dog and Cats Home or participating in Haven’s Big Tea Cosy to raise money to support those with breast cancer.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for this year’s World Kindness Day, here are some of our favorite patterns:

Preemie Baby Hats

Preemie baby hats are designed to keep premature babies warm and cozy. This beautiful design by Bernat features the gentle Bernat Softee Baby, perfect for tiny bubs and available in the sweetest pastel shades!

This is an excellent project for beginners and can be donated straight to hospitals or gifted to a family with a preemie baby.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Patterns

For the animal lovers, 100% of proceeds from our Battersea patterns go straight to this wonderful animal charity, which houses many orphaned cats and pooches and help them find their forever home! From cute soft toys, to blankets and pillows, browse these beautiful knitting patterns each inspired by real life animals and join our #StitchFurBattersea campaign.

This gorgeous Ray Blanket was designed by Vikki Bird, inspired by a real life kitty who came to the shelter blind, after being abandoned outside a London veterinary practice. At 12 months, after a little love and care, this brave little kitten found a loving home thanks to Battersea. Now you can be a part of the story by contributing to this amazing charity!

battersea knitting cats dogs


Twiddlemuffs are a fantastic gift for those who might suffer from dementia or Alzheimers. Knitted tubes that are full of comfort with lots of texture and colors. Twiddlemuffs have been proven to have a calming effect on patients keeping hands and minds occupied. Why not donate to your local hospital or gift to someone in your world?

You can take a look at our easy Twiddlemuff video tutorial, where we’ll guide you step-by-step. Or try this free pattern by Knit for Peace! Read more about Twiddlemuffs here.


A Little Kindness Monster 

Why not participate in a random act of kindness with this gorgeous little kindness monster! Perfect for intermediate knitters who want to pay it forward, this little guy is the adorable brain child of independent designer Rachel B that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! This sweet toy can be made with scraps from your stash and can be given to… well, anyone!

In the words of Rachel herself: ‘I don’t think anyone ever wished they hadn’t spent so much time on being kind’! We agree!

Hats and Scarves For the Homeless

If your heart breaks for those who are having to face a cold winter without a home, why not knit for your local homeless charity? With so many hat and scarf patterns available on our site, for all knitting abilities, it’s never been a better time to knit up a cozy wrap or beanie for those in need.

Greenlight London recently launched their #TheNakedSheepCampaign, calling for knitters to donate their craftwork, which they will distribute to the city’s homeless.

This free ribbed knit hat pattern from Caron is both cozy and warm making a thoughtful and caring gift for someone in need.

knitted hats

We hope you’ve been inspired as much as we were by these wonderful projects! We’d love to know how you’re getting involved with World Kindness Day and the campaigns you’re supporting.


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Last updated: November 21st, 2017.

4 Responses to 5 Knitting Projects for World Kindness Day

  1. Larraine Parker says:

    I belong to a knit and matter group and knit jumpers which act as packaging for tools which are donated to areas all over the world. When no longer used as packaging they go to orphanages in the same area that the tools are distributed. We also knit for prem babies at our local hospital and baby clothes for a nearby church which is in a deprived area of the town.

  2. Moira Clark says:

    Knitting for Peace- they distribute knitted donations to Refugees and other causes- is another wonderful charity for knitters.

  3. Celia Finestone says:

    Yours is a nice newsletter with nice responses, plenty of patterns and good knitting tips available. I like what I see, but don’t know if I must always use a credit card to purchase items. Would a check do, as I don’t like sharing my credit card numbers?

  4. Edith Cummings says:

    I am knitting blankets for a hospital in Kenya we are always knitting in our church for different charities fish and chip babies , shoe box appeal, fiddle armbands .Edith cummings

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