The Big Knit is back and bigger than ever! Now in its 13th year, budding knitters are being challenged to reach a whopping target of two million miniature woolly hats.

What's it all about?

Age UK Buckinghamshire is calling on nimble-fingered knitters across Bucks to get their needles clicking at double the speed to make Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit the biggest event yet.

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people across the UK. You knit the hats, innocent drinks wear them and 25p of every drink sold will go to Age UK.

Every bottle sold will generate a 25p donation from innocent to support your local Age UK, helping older people during the cold winter months.

Thanks to knitters like you across the UK we have raised 1.9 million for local Age UK's in support of their community services and winter warmer campaigns.

The first deadline for knitted hats is the 20th January 2017 and the second in the summer of 2017.

Please send your hats in to our offices or drop them off at our charity shop on Aylesbury high street.

Office Adress: Age UK Buckinghamshire, 145 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP19 9HH

Shop Adress: 36 High Street, Aylesbury  HP20 1SF

If you want to get involved, check out our knitting patterns.

How the Big Knit helps older people

Each winter, 1 older person dies needlessly every 8 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.’  - Douglas Lamont, CEO at innocent

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact our fundraising coordinator Kitty

Hat gallery

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Follow Age UK's board Big Knit 2015 on Pinterest.

View pictures of some of the brilliant hats you knitted for us last year.