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The innocent Big Knit – get knitting for charity

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Little hats, big difference

Join us to knit little hats for innocent smoothie bottles and help raise money to support older people!

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Every year, an army of woolly warriors take up their knitting needles and crochet hooks as part of the innocent Big Knit in partnership with Age UK. And we want YOU to join us!

The Big Knit is our partnership with innocent drinks. We've been working together since 2003, asking the country's crafters to knit little hats for the tops of innocent smoothie bottles. Every hat knitted raises 25p to help Age UK provide much-needed services and support to older people. 

But it takes a lot of little hats to make a really big difference - that's why we need as many people as possible to get knitting! On this page, you'll find everything you need to get started. 

Be a Big Knitter in 3 easy steps

Step 1: pick your pattern

Little hats are a great project for beginners and experts alike! Take a look at our patterns library below to help you get started.

Step 2: knit, knit, knit (or crochet)!

The more hats you make, the more money you'll help raise - and the more support Age UK can give to older people who are relying on us.

Step 3: send in your hats

When you've finished your hats, you can either post them to us using the address below or drop them off at your nearest Age UK charity shop or local office. Be sure to get them in before the deadline, 30 June 2022.

Get the latest news from Age UK about the innocent Big Knit and our wider work

We'll send you regular emails with top tips, updates and information about our wider work and how you're helping older people.

How does knitting hats help?

The money we raise from the Big Knit helps us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to.

Watch our video to see just how much this means to people like Jean and John.

Where to send your little hats

Once completed, it's time to send your little hats to meet their smoothie bottle matches! It'll be love at first sight...

You can send your hats to us by post:

Age UK, The Big Knit, Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU

Or you can bring them to your nearest Age UK charity shop or local office.

Remember to include your name and address with your hats. We ask for your address so innocent and Age UK can post you a thank you card, send you updates about the Big Knit and tell you about the next Big Knit. You can see our privacy policies at and

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Want to chat? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email to - we'll be happy to answer any of your Big Knit questions. 

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