The Big Knit

Our target to reach by summer is ... 28,000 hats!

Big Knit hats

Knitters! We need your needles!

We have been challenged to create 28,000 hats and we need your help.This is double the number knitted last year meaning that your hats will not be on Innocent Smoothie bottles until Winter 2017.

We have two deadlines for sending your hats in by.

The first deadline has passed ... THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of our knitters! We have sent 8,700 hats off! We appreciate all of our knitters hard work and wooly creativity.

The second deadline is: Monday 3rd July 2017

Knit to your heart's content and send it to Age UK Oxfordshire!

You can download patterns below, just click your level and get inspired.

Beginner pattern

Intermediate pattern

Expert pattern

If you decide to knit any little hats for Age UK Oxfordshire don’t forget to attach your submission form so that we know where they have come from and who to say thank you to. Please send your little hats to:

‘The Big Knit’
Age UK Oxfordshire
Unit 9/10 Napier Court
Barton Lane
OX14 3YT

If you have any queries about the Big Knit please email or ring 0345 450 1276

How The Big Knit helps older people in Oxfordshire

In the UK, as many as 25,000 older people may die needlessly in the winter because of the cold.

All funds that we raise locally through the Big Knit campaign support Age UK Oxfordshire's Information and Advice Helpline, which provides vital support for older people and carers in Oxfordshire during the cold winter months.

In addition to raising much-needed funds, the Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups have been held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!