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Do you know someone in Powys who loves to knit or crochet?

Please tell them about the Big Knit!

Thanks to Innocent Smoothies, we receive 25p for every hat sent to our office in Newtown to help maintain our services for older Powys residents.

Last year we raised over £6,000 – a big thank you to all our big knitters for your fantastic fundraising for us!

Close-up of the knitted hats

Did you know the Big Knit started in Powys?

The Big Knit started back in 2003 in Montgomery, Powys, with an idea. The kind people at Innocent Smoothies asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. Innocent put those hats on their smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation of 25p to the local Age Cymru / Age UK.

The idea snowballed and wonderful people across the UK have knitted millions of hats. So far the Big Knit has raised over £3 million for Age Cymru and Age UK and we hope to raise much more in the future.

Lots of knitted little hats

If you’ve ever bought a smoothie or knitted a hat, thank you for being part of the Big Knit. 

Send us your knitted hats!

You can post your knitted hats into our office in Newtown, or pop them into the office in person - we would love to see you and thank you personally for your support. Thank you for your help!

There are lots of Big Knit little hat patterns to print at home.

You can find many patterns and lots of inspiration from fellow knitters on thebigknit website - or feel free to create your own patterns! 

Big Knit little hats on Innocent Smoothie bottles

We can also send out the knitting patterns in the post if you cannot print at home - call us on 01686 623707 and we will pop them in the post to you.

We'd love you to share your hat pictures on our Age Cymru Powys Facebook page. Thank you for your support!