Every hat is important, and anyone can learn to knit, so weather you knit one or loads you will be making a difference.
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. Take a look at some knitting patterns to help get you started..
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 by 18th January 2019 or August 2019. However, as the smoothie bottles don’t go on sale until October 2019 you can keep sending hats in throughout the summer to help reach the bumper target.
Please send your hats to us at:
3. Sharing is caring
Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit
What happens next?
Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops in October 2019.
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
If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us on 01234 360510