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Raise money for Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by getting involved with Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit campaign 2017/18. You can make a difference by knitting some mini hats.

Knitters of all ages can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK so we really need your help create lovely hats of different styles and designs.

You can make your own pattern or if you’d like some inspiration you can download the beginner, intermediate and expert patterns below to use as a guide.

Please give us your name, address and contact details so that we can thank you.

Please send your hats to us at any of these locations:

  • 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 
  • Our 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.

Ready, steady, knit!

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