Raise money for Age UK Gateshead by getting involved with Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit campaign this year.
What's the Big Knit all about?
The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. It is now in its thirteenth year. We have just a few months to reach our target of 20,000 hats. Knitters of all ages and abilities can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every be-hatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK Gateshead. This will allow us to provide Surviving Winter grants to local older people who can’t afford to keep warm during the winter.
We know there are a lot of talented and creative knitters out there plus many knitting and craft groups in Gateshead who could get involved in this very worthwhile campaign. Not only will you be using your creative talents; you will be helping a local charity to keep older people in the county warm.
You can 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.
Deadline for sending your hats: 31st July 2017
Send your hats and the amount you have knitted, along with your name and address to:
Age UK Gateshead, 341-343 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EQ.
Knitters can download fun and inspiring beginner, intermediate and expert patterns to use as a guide below.
Beginner knitting pattern (126kB .pdf file)
Intermediate knitting pattern (118kB .pdf file)
Advanced knitting pattern (136kB .pdf file)
If you would like us to post knitting patterns out to you, please call us on 0191 477 3559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name, address and which knitting patterns you require.
Finance Officer (Bobble Hat Chief)
Phone: 0191 477 3559