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What is the Big Knit?

The Big Knit is the campaign that has been running since 2003.

Age UK runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go on to their smoothies.

How does the Big Knit help?

For every smoothie sold, Age UK Isle of Wight receives 25p  to help us provide much needed services and support to our older residents.

The money we raise from the Big Knit helps us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to – so those little hats really do make a big difference!

How do I get Involved?

We’d love you to knit lots of lovely little hats for this year’s Big Knit and whether you’re a knitting novice or a purling pro, it couldn’t be easier.We have a range of knitting patterns form beginner to advanced that you can either download from our website or request a free pack sent out in the post.

How do I hand over my hats?

Our office is based centrally on Newport high street, once your little knitted creations are ready, drop them off or post them to:

Age UK Isle of Wight,
147 High Street
PO30 1TY

See a few of our featured patterns below.
You can find more on the Innocent Smoothies site HERE

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

Sending your hats back

If you've bought a hat on a smoothie and would like to send it back to be used again, you can pop it in the post to us or pop it in our letterbox when you next pass.  We'll keep it safe and innocent will put it on another smoothie, to raise even more money for Age UK Isle of Wight.