Join the Big Knit and help vulnerable older peopleRaise money for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin by getting involved with Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit campaign this year.

What's the Big Knit all about?

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. It is now in its thirteenth year.

We have just a few months to reach our target of 2,500 hats. Knitters of all ages and abilities can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every be-hatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin. This will allow us to provide Surviving Winter grants to local older people who can’t afford to keep warm during the winter.

Get involved

We know there are a lot of talented and creative knitters out there plus many knitting and craft groups in Shropshire who could get involved in this very worthwhile campaign. Not only will you be using your creative talents; you will be helping a local charity to keep older people in the county warm.

You can get as creative as you like to knit your woolly hats; as long as it will fit on the top of an innocent bottle, anything goes! We suggest between 5-7cms in circumference and at least 3cms tall.

Deadline for sending your hats: 15 July 2017

Send your hats and the amount you have knitted, along with your name and address to:
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, 3 Mardol Gardens, Shrewsbury SY1 1PR.

Please be assured your details will not be passed onto any third parties.

Knitting Patterns

Knitters can download fun and inspiring beginner, intermediate and expert patterns to use as a guide below.

Beginner knitting pattern (126kB .pdf file)

Intermediate knitting pattern (118kB .pdf file)

Advanced knitting pattern (136kB .pdf file)

If you would like us to post knitting patterns out to you, please call us on 01743 233 123 or email and let us know your name, address and which knitting patterns you require.