Calling all knitters:
Help make the biggest ever Big Knit for Age UK!

Big Knit


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

Now in its 13th year, budding knitters are being challenged to reach a whopping target of two million miniature woolly hats. The colourful creations will adorn innocent smoothie bottles, and for each be-hatted smoothie sold, innocent will donate 25p to help Age UK fund national and local projects that keep older people warm and well in winter.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold.  Every hat donated to Age UK Croydon will help fund local services. 

Last year alone, more than 800,000 hats were lovingly created, with designs including the Wombles and Mr Men, cupcakes, colouring pencils, lots of animals and not forgetting the traditional bobble hat.

Sim Viney, innocent drinks, said: “We have had such great support for the Big Knit over the years, we are positive knitters across the country will take the challenge to make this year’s event the biggest ever. Even if you’ve never knitted a stitch, creating a little hat is a great way to start and won’t take long. We’re massively grateful to everyone who joins in and helps make this year’s campaign a huge success.”

For more information on The Big Knit contact Age UK Croydon on 020 8683 7100 or you can speak with Julia Powley by e-mail: or phone: 020 8683 7102. Please send completed hats to Age UK Croydon at 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR77JH. Hat knitting patterns are available to download below. To find out more visit: or pop in to pick up a leaflet.



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