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Big Knit

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in our Big Knit 2015 campaign!

The deadline to send the hats in to us has now passed so look out for them appearing on innocent smoothie bottles in stores across Northern Ireland in February.

We receive a 25p donation for every hat knitted and money raised will help us provide companionship, advice and support to older people in Northern Ireland during the winter months.

This year an incredible 48,000 little hats were knitted, raising £12,000.

Big Knit 2015 winner

Thank you for all the amazing creative entries received and stories of how you enjoyed taking part.

Congratulations to Vera Brown from Downpatrick Knit and Natter Group who won the Creative entry prize, with her fabulous fox hat entry (see photo on right).

We appreciate the time and support all our knitters give to this campaign. Your contribution is very much valued and we couldn’t take part without you - thank you!

View the Big Knit 2015 photo gallery


Knitting Patterns

Click on the following hats to download the pattern.

Doddle pattern Melon pattern Berry pattern

Sheep patternSquid patternBlue tit pattern

Royal Baby patternFez patternHippie pattern

Basic Crochet pattern Owl Crochet pattern Tortoise Crochet pattern


If you would like to make a donation, you can donate online or donate via SMS:
text KNIT45 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.

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