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Whether you’re new to casting on or you already know your stocking stitch from your garter stitch, everyone can get involved in the Big Knit and, you’ll be supporting Age UK Gloucestershire to raise vital funds whilst you’re knitting.

Ready, steady, knit!

The Big Knit has been running annually since 2003 and we’ve been able to raise thousands of pounds over the years, with every penny being used to help local older people here in Gloucestershire. Our partners at Innocent will adhorn their smoothie bottles with your woolly wonders and for each be-hatted Smoothie sold, Age UK Gloucestershire receives 25p.

Get Involved

The deadline to receive this year’s hats was extended to June 2022, we're reaching the end of this year's campaign!

We’ve already begun submitting the hats that you’ve sent us and we’d be pleased to receive your completed hats up until the end of June 2022. You can send them to us here at our office: Age UK Gloucestershire, Henley House, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RT.

Or, if you'd prefer, you can drop them in to us.

We expect the campaign will run again next winter ready for more bottles to be adorned, so don’t worry if you didn’t make this year’s deadline.

This year’s knitting patterns can be found here.

Share your stories

Maybe your knitting group is getting involved, or maybe you’ve never knitted before and Big Knit has encouraged you to take it up. Or perhaps you’ve enjoyed the social benefits of being part of a knitting group. Whatever your story, share it with us. Check out our social media pages for updates on our Big Knit campaign.

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