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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!

Every year, an army of woolly warriors take up their knitting needles and crochet hooks as part of the Big Knit for 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. 

Stay home, knit hats

With all of us spending lots more time at home at the moment, what better way to pass the time than to get knitting to help give older people practical and emotional support?

  • Step 1: pick your pattern and get knitting (or crocheting)!

    Pick one of Age UK's patterns and then get knitting, or crocheting! The more hats you make, the more money you'll help raise - and the more support Age UK Medway can give to older people who are relying on us.

  • Step 2: send in your hats

    When you've finished your hats, you can either post them to us using the address below or, when restrictions lift, drop them off:

    Age UK Medway
    The Admiral's Offices
    The Historic Dockyard
    Chatham ME4 4TZ

Patterns for inspiration

Little hats are a great project for beginners and experts alike! Take a look at our brand new patterns for 2021 or view all of the patterns on the Big Knit website.