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The Big Knit 2018

Published on 24 August 2018 08:00 AM



Age UK Oxfordshire receives 25p for every hat knitted. These funds go to our Information and Advice Helpline, which provides vital support for older people and their carers across Oxfordshire. 

This year our target is 25,469 knitted hats! The deadline for the the 2018/19 Big Knit is July 2019 so please send us hats anytime up to this point. 

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! If you need some inspiration, knitting patterns can be found on the Innocent Big Knit website. 

2. Send us your hats

Package up your lovely hats and please drop off or send to: 

The Big Knit

Age UK Oxfordshire

9 Napier Court

Barton Lane


OX14 3YT

Make sure you also give us your name and address so we know who to send a thank you to! 

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 or telephone 07827 235 405. 

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