Knitters of all ages can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK so we really need your help create lovely hats of different styles and designs.

Ever wondered what a difference a hat makes?

Watch the short film to find out.

watch the film

Ready, steady, knit!

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.