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The Big Knit 2016-17

Published on 14 October 2016 01:54 PM

The Big Knit bottles

Get knitting and raise money by getting involved with Age UK and Innocent's Big Knit. Our new target is 6,000 little hats by July 2017!

Whether you're new to casting on or already know you're garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You'll also be part of the huge knitting and crocheting team helping us to reach a monumental target for a great cause.

Knitters of all ages are encouraged to get involved in making myriads of mini hats to adorn the top of Innocent Smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK, helping to raise vital funds to support local and national winter projects.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every eight minutes because of the cold.

With your knitting we can 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 also a great way to bring people and communities together. Knit together with friends or family or join our Knit and Natter Group - meet people, have fun, share patterns and a cup of tea or two! We meet every week on Thursdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm, at the Boathouse CafĂ©, Alexandra Park, Oldham.

Get as creative as you like while knitting or crocheting your woolly hats, as long as they will fir on the top of an Innocent bottle, anything goes! The hats are manually put onto the bottles by very patient Innocent staff so the hats should roughly measure 1.5 inches by 4.5 inches (4cm by 11.5cm).

You can make your own pattern or if you'd like some inspiration you can download the beginner, intermediate and expert patterns below to use as a guide or follow the link to find more Big Knit Patterns.

Please send us your knitted hats along with your name, address and contact details so that we can thank you, or drop them off at any of our shops or offices.

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