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We’re delighted to announce the Big Knit is back for 2019! Last year in Portsmouth we knitted 3,500 hats. This year we are aiming to knit even more with a target of 5,000. We can't do it without your help and we will be grateful for each and every lovely hat that you knit for us. 

What is The Big Knit?

It’s a joint campaign between the national charity Age UK and Innocent Drinks to raise funds to help vulnerable older people. Over the last 13 years, knitters have raised around £2million for Age UK.

Innocent Drinks gives Age UK Portsmouth 25p for each mini hat (knitted in Portsmouth and sent off via The Bradbury Centre) sold, so we want you to knit as many as possible.

How you can get involved

Get prepared 

Get yourself some needles, wool, your favourite comfy chair and a pattern and get knitting!

Send us your lovely hats

Whether you have knitted one hat or 300 hats, package them up and send them to us throughout the year to help us reach our target.

Please send your hats to our lovely team at: 

Age UK Portsmouth
The Bradbury Centre
16-18 Kingston Road

Show off your hats

Show everyone how amazing you are and how fabulous your hats are by posting pictures on your social media. This could also encourage your friends to big up the knitting needles too and raise even more money for Age UK Portsmouth! 

Need some knit-spiration?

If you are stuck for inspiration or just fancy something a bit different to what you normally knit, just click here for a great selection of patterns.