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The Big Knit 2018

Published on 12 October 2018 04:20 PM

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 Reading  has the target of 2450 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!

Download Knitting Patterns

Hand in your hats

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

Age UK Reading. Thames House, 42 Portman Rd, Reading, RG30 1EA

Knitting groups

If you are a member of a knitting group and would like to tie in closer with us to get in touch. Alternitively if you are knitting alone and would like to make contact we do hold occassional knitting sessions in Tilehurst so let us know if you'd like to come.

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!

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