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The Big Knit is back! For every behatted smoothie that gets sold, we receive 25p which helps us reach more older people in Dacorum.  
The Big Knit started in 2003. Since then over 7 million hats and over £3 million have been raised for the work of older people in the UK.

How you can get involvedThe Big Knit 2021 

Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. 

1. Be prepared.

Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair and get knitting! 

 2. Instructions and Knitting Patterns

knitting patterns



Knitting Patterns

New knitting patterns for 2021
Knit a rainbow 
Sir Hopsalot
Cherry on top
Shakey pom pom
Fantastic Fox
Really flashy bird

Big Knit Patterns
Knitting & Crochet patterns (Beginners to Expert)
16 patterns (for knitting or crocheting)

Hall of fame
For inspiration have a look at the amazing hats in the Big Knit's hall of fame.

New to knitting
If you new to knitting here are 3 printable 'how to knit' pattern guides   Beginner    Intermediate   Advanced


Don't know how to knit? Watch this video


3. Send us your hatsInnocent bottle with knitted hat

Package up your lovely hats and get them to us. 

Hats can be dropped off at our office in Half Moon Yard or send them to us in the post.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about the Big Knit, please contact us at 01442 259049.


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