hats for drinks bottlesLook out for Innocent Smoothies wearing hats, in the shops now.

For every behatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK so please buy one to help older people who are isolated or lonely.


Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who has made hats this year. They all look amazing and each one will make a difference to older people's lives. Age Uk Derby & Derbyshire has had some really unique designs in this year (some of which are in the photo at the top of this page)


See this year's TV advert

Find out how the money raised will make a difference to the lives of older people:


Hats for next year

We are unable to send off any more hats for this year, but are happy to take any knitted hats ready for next year's campaign.


Get as creative as you like to knit your woolly hats; as long as it will fit on the top of an innocent bottle, anything goes! We suggest between 5-7cms in circumference and at least 3cms tall.


If you’d like some inspiration you can download the beginner, intermediate and expert patterns below to use as a guide.Big Knit 2015


Beginner patterns guide

Intermediate patterns guide

Advanced patterns guide


Send us your knitted hats

Make sure you send your hats to us:

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire
29a Market Place

DE75 7EG


Over £1.7 million has been raised by your woolly hats in the past 11 years so thank you to everyone who has helped Age UK keep older people warm and well in winter.