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The Big Knit

What is the Big Knit?

Every year, we ask you to knit tiny woollen hats, and each one gets placed on an innocent smoothie bottle.

For every smoothie sold, we receive 25p, and that money helps us fight loneliness among older people. 

How to join in

1. Choose a pattern
Design your own hat or download our patterns below. We have beginner, intermediate and advanced patterns so there is something for everyone!

Download Patterns 

2. Knit away
Knit in front of the telly, or gather a group of friends and chat over the click-clack of needles. Some local Age UKs even hold their own knitting groups.

3.Send us your hats
Pop your hats in the post to:

The Big Knit
Age Scotland
Causewayside House
160 Causewayside, Edinburgh
EH9 1PR

4. Tell us your story
We would love to send you a thank you card in the post and tell you about the next Big Knit. If you'd like that too, include a note with your hats telling us your name and address. Let us know your knitting stories and why you're taking part in the Big Knit!

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