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The Big Knit 2017

Published on 11 September 2017 11:37 AM

The Big Knit bottles

The Big Knit was back for 2016-17.

This year we managed to hit our 1,500 hats from Age UK Dudley and we couldnt of done this without you. For every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

We are now collection hats for the next Big Knit and hoping gain we can help local older people out during the colder months.

How you can get involved

Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to reach such a monumental target for a great cause.

1. Be prepared.

Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! 

2. Send us your hats

Package up your lovely hats and get them to us . However, as the smoothie bottles from our 2017 campaign have been on sale since October 2017 you can keep sending hats in throughout the summer to help reach the bumper target for next time. 

Please send your hats to us at:

Head Office or drop them off at one of our site. If you have trouble transporting the hats please call us on 01384 354508 and we can arrange collection.

3. Sharing is caring

Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit

What happens next?

We will keep you up to date on the next Big Knit Campaign


If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at 01384 354508 or

Find out other ways to support us

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