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The Big Knit 2018/2019

Published on 16 November 2018 10:26 AM

What is the Big Knit?

The Big Knit is the campaign that Age UK runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go on to their smoothies. For every smoothie sold, Age UK receives 25p.

This year, Age UK Norfolk has the target of 8631 hats

How to 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.

Download the knitting patterns below, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and knit away!

Big Knit Basic Pattern (Beginner)

Big Knit Stripy Pattern (Intermediate)

Big Knit Strawberry Pattern (Advanced)

Hand in your hats

Once your little knitted creations are ready, drop them off or post them to:

  • Age UK Norfolk Head Office, Henderson Business Centre, 51 Ivy Road, Norwich, NR5 8BF
  • The Elms Business Space, 7 The Elms, St Faith's Road, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7BP
  • Dereham Furniture and More Store - 31 Yaxham Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1HR (opposite Roys)
  • King’s Lynn Furniture and More Store - Unit 9 and 11, Paxman Road, Hardwick Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 

How does the Big Knit help?

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!

You can find out more about our services here:


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