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The Big Knit 2017/18

Published on 17 January 2018 11:37 AM

The Big Knit bottles

The Big Knit is back!

We are aiming for 2 million hats and we can’t do this without you. And for every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.


How you can get involved

Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to reach such a monumental target for a great cause.

1. Be prepared.

Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! 

2. Send us your hats

Package up your lovely hats and send them to us. We are waiting to hear when the smoothie bottles go on sale so keep sending your hats.

Please send your hats to us at:

County Office, 2 Victoria Street, Chatteris, PE16 6AP

  • The Cherry Trees Club, St Matthews Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LT 
  • The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2SN 
  • Age UK shops at Westgate, Bretton and Werrington in Peterborough
  • You can also email us on

We'd love you to share your pictures and comments on our Facebook Page   Thank you.

3. Sharing is caring

Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit


What happens next?

Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops on date to be advised 2018. 


If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at or 0300 666 9860.

Find out other ways to support us

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.’

Douglas Lamont, CEO at innocent