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The Big Knit is on!

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 be involved. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to knit 1,000's of mini hats each year and not forgetting raising vital funds for the work we carry out at Age UK Essex.  

How it works

Innocent have worked with Age UK to run The Big Knit for a number of years. Each year knitters across the country knit all kinds of weird and wonderful creations that then adorn the Innocent Smoothie bottles found on our shelves in supermarkets each Autumn and Winter. For every hat that is knitted and sent to our office we get 25p as a branch. That amounted to £4,500 in 2019! So not only is it a great fundraiser but it's fun, sociable, creative and raises awareness of what we do at Age UK Essex. 

The Big Knit - fun designs


What to do now?

Download our knitting pack now

1. Be prepared

Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! Follow the link above to see the Big Knit patterns

2. Send us your hats

Package up your lovely hats and get them to us throughout the year to help reach our bumper 2020/2021 target (it's so many we don't even know how many it's going to be yet but it'll definitely be more than our 2019 target which was a whopping 18,000 hats). Just post them to:

Widford Hall, Widford Hall Lane, Off Tattersall Way, Chelmsford, CM2 8TD

Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them on social media using #BigKnit

What happens next?

Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops in Autumn 2020.