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The Big Knit has just finished for 2016-17.

This year we aimed for 2 million hats. For every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

Our 2017 knitters and staff, we managed to knit a total of just over 2000 hats.

Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops from October 2017.

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at

How the Big Knit helps older people

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold. With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.

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!

‘The Big Knit campaign couldn't happen without the support of thousands of amazing people across the UK who take part and knit woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothies each year.’