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The Big Knit 2018

Published on 11 September 2017 11:37 AM

The Big Knit bottles

The Big Knit is back for 2018 and it's going to be the biggest one ever!

This year we are aiming to knit 4550 hats in Lancashire and we can’t do this without you. And for every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK Lancashire will receive 25p to help older people in the county.


How you can get involved

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.

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 send them to us as soon as you like.  The final deadline for hats is August 2019, but send them in as soon as you like.  Plus this will give you extra space to knit event more!

Please send your hats to us at:

Age UK Lancashire, Suite 22, Railway House, Railway Road, Chorley, PR6 0HW

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. 


If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us: or 01257 444410

Find out other ways to support us

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