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We need big knitters!

Age UK and Innocent Drinks have announced the Big Knit campaign will be returning for 2020!

Last year knitters across Devon created 20,770 little hats raising £5192.50 for Age UK Devon. We would love to knit even more this year, so we are calling on the knitters of Devon to seek out your needles, chose one of the many amazing Big Knit patterns and get creating!

What is the Big Knit?

The Big Knit campaign is run by Age UK in partnership with Innocent Drinks and encourages the public to make as many little hats as possible which are used to adorn the tops of the Innocent smoothie bottles. For every little hat we recieve we will raise 25p to help older people in Devon.

How to get involved? 

We would love you to knit or crochet as many little hats as possible and then send your beautiful creations to us here at Age UK Devon. We will then send them off altogether to Innocent Drinks ensuring that every penny raised through your hard work returns to us to help support the older people of Devon.

Knitters of all ages can get involved and there are lots of interesting knitting and crochet patterns for all abilities available. So you can be as creative as you want to be. Every delivery of Big Knit hats to our office is exciting and we are always amazed by the talent of the knitters and crocheters of Devon.  

Download Big Knit patterns here.




Various patterns including the Unicorn, Dinosaur and Lion

If you are looking for inspiration why not take a look at the patterns available on Innocents Big Knit or Jo's Big Knit websites.

Where to send your hats?

When your little hats are ready please send them to us at:

Age UK Devon, 1 Manaton Court, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PF

We will make sure they are stored and looked after until the time is right to send them to Innocent Drinks.

Please also include your details with the hats as we would love to be able to say thank you to you for your hard work and the money you've raised. 

Keep an eye on our facebook and Twitter pages as we love to share photos of our favourite hats.