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The Big Knit 2018

Published on 01 September 2017 11:36 PM

The BIG KNIT is taking place again this year

Watch this space for updates. We will let you know as soon as we have the send in deadline. 

The Big Knit 2016/17 ended with a grand total of 23,069 hats collected! THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our our fantastic knitters who have helped to raise £5,767.25 for our inforation and advice helpline!

Keep knitting! We will let you know more details about this year's campaign very soon!. And for every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK Oxfordshire will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

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 (if possible to count them then even better!). We will publish the submission deadline as soon as we have it. 

Please send your hats to us at:

Sophie Dyer

Age UK Oxfordshire

9 Napier Court

Barton Lane


OX14 3YT

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. We will let you know as soon as we know when they will be on sale.


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

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