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What is big Knit?

The Big Knit is the campaign that Age UK runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go on to their smoothies. For every smoothie sold, Age UK receives 25p.

This year, Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough collected 14,552 little hats and raised £3,638 to help support local older people. Thank you to everyone who have contributed to our campaign! 

How to get involved

We’d love you to knit lots of lovely little hats for the next Big Knit campaign and whether you’re a knitting novice or a purling pro, it couldn’t be easier.

Download the knitting patterns below, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and knit away!

Hand in your hats

Once your little knitted creations are ready, drop them off or post them to:

 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 
  • OurAge UK shops at Westgate, Bretton and Werrington in Peterborough

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

How does the Big Knit help?

The money we raise from the Big Knit helps us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to – so those little hats really do make a big difference!

Watch our video to see just how much this means to people like Jean and John:

Could you be a Big Knit Ambassador volunteer for us? All you need to do is encourage knitting the little hats to your friends, family, neighbours, work place and in your community. Take a look at the role description here and get in touch.