Truro Wool’s Bobble Tree of Kindness

Truro Wool's Bobble Tree of Kindness - Help us make a tree of bobble hats to donate to Cornwall Womens Refuge and St Petrocs this Christmas

A community knitting project for Christmas 2023

UPDATE 01.12.2023
You brilliant lot didn’t let us down – you’ve handmade and given us over 100 beautiful bobble hats and the Bobble Tree of Kindness has been built (using almost all of the hats) and has pride of place in our Christmas window. The weekend before Christmas, we’ll divide the hats into halves, and take them to the fab teams at Cornwall Refuge Trust and St Petrocs

It’s not too late to get involved with this community project supporting these two important local charities. We’ll continue to accept your hat creations until Friday 22 December. And we promise once we’ve done a final count, we’ll let you know the grand total of hats you’ve collectively given and therefore the number of people you’ve given the gift of warmth to this Christmas. Thank you all!

For the past few years, our Christmas window here at Truro Wool has featured a Christmas tree made in some way of yarn. We’ve had lots of lovely comments on our festive creations, but this year, we want to take it a step further. We want our 2023 tree to be more than just a decoration, something that does real good – and we need your help to make it happen!

Our plan is to create a Christmas tree made entirely of knitted and crocheted bobble hats – then, on Sunday 24th December, we’ll divide the donated hats into two halves, and take them to the fabulous teams at two invaluable Truro-based charities: Cornwall Refuge Trust and St Petrocs.

Cornwall Refuge Trust provides refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experiences.

St Petrocs is is dedicated to ending homelessness in Cornwall and provides advice, support and practical services, including primary health care, housing advice, showers, laundry service, food and accommodation to those experiencing homelessness.

​We’ve spoken with the teams at both charities and they’ve confirmed that every single hat we give them will be passed as a gift to their clients.

How to get involved

Simply knit or crochet a bobble hat and send it to us at the address below by Friday 15 December 2023 – it really is that simple!

Truro Wool (Bobble Tree)
St Mary’s Street
Truro TR1 2AF

You can use whichever weight yarn you prefer – just ensure it matches the pattern you’re using in order to achieve the right sizing.

We’ve included some free patterns from Truro Wool, West Yorkshire Spinners and Stylecraft for both knitted and crochet hats to get you going below – but don’t forget to add your bobble to each!
To ensure the hats can be distributed as easily as possible, we’d ask please that the bulk of the hats be made in adult sizes (there’s not much difference in children’s and adults head sizes), but will accept baby hats too.

We’ve a good selection of colours across all weights and budgets available both in-store or online and, as always, we’re happy to help you find the perfect yarn for your make.

We’ll be creating the bobble-hat tree in our window as your lovely hats are received. You can create your hats in any colour yarns you would like, but we will attempt to make the window display tree as green as possible, so including some green yarn will make it more likely your hat forms part of the window display too.

Thank you for your help in making this Christmas just a little bit nicer for the clients of these two important local charities.


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