Bobble Hat Day 2016

Get your bobble on this Christmas and wear your best bobble hat to raise money for the NSPCC.

Get your bobble on!

Friday 9 December

Wear your quirkiest, favourite or most bonkers bobble or festive hat and raise money for our Childline services.

Find out how you can get your bobble on for Childline in schools and across Scotland.

How to get involved


On or around the 9 December, we want children (and teachers too!) to come to school wearing their favourite bobble or festive hats and raise money for Childline.

We'll give you everything you need to plan your day, including activity ideas and posters.

All resources will be available to download in October.

Register your school


Throughout winter, we want you to get your business or community involved in a Bobble Hat Day in Scotland to raise money for the NSPCC.

Taking part is simple: you can knit, wear or sell a bobble hat. Organise a bobble hat day, knitting event, auction or sale.

Bust out your best bobble hat this winter and help Scotland get its bobble on.

Join Bobble Hat Day in Scotland

Fun ideas for children

Bobble Hat Day
It's simple - bring in £2 and wear your best bobble hat or your silliest Christmas hat, come as Santa, an elf, a reindeer, or even a Christmas pudding!

Christmas concert
Spread some festive cheer and wear your hat for a Christmas singalong. Pass the hat around to collect donations.

Bobble hat relay
On your marks, get set, go! Get into teams, get your bobble hat on and you're ready for your bobble hat relay! Pass the hat at the changeover (not the baton), pop it on your head and sprint!

Hats on and party!
Donate £2 and 'deck your hat' with sparkles and glitter – make the tallest, smallest or most Christmassy hat for your Christmas party.

Fun ideas for adults

Glitzy knits
Instead of venturing out on these darker, colder nights invite your friends round to make glitzy Bobble Hats to sell or auction. Hold knitting events as part of your community groups or fitness classes or even in your local pub.

Bobble hat auctions and sales
Be a Bobble Hat Fashionista and auction your hand-made haute couture or you could keep it simple with a Bobble Hat stall as part of a local fête.

Bobble hat banquet
Channel your inner foodie and cook or organise dinner with your friends. Ask everyone to wear a bobble or festive hat for a £5 donation. Fill one hat with famous names or charades and pass it around for a festive round-the-table game.

How you'll make a difference


could pay for our volunteer Childline counsellors to be able to respond to 15 contacts from children.


could fund a volunteer Childline counsellor to be able to provide 24 hours of crucial support to children who contact us.


could fund a volunteer Childline counsellor to be able to provide a week of support and advice to children who contact Childline, looking for help.

Other ways to support

Find an NSPCC event

From marathons to gala dinners, there's an event you can do to raise money and help give children the childhood they deserve.
Find an event

Make a donation today

A child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now and help us be there for every child.

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Do your own fundraising

There are lots of easy ways you can raise money to keep children safe from abuse and we're here to help you every step of the way.
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