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Knit a hat. Make a difference!

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to combine a love of miniature things and helping older people to Love Later Life. 25p of all hat-wearing Innocent smoothies sold in Scotland will go to Age Scotland and the local groups we support.

How does it work?

1. You and some friends knit some little hats

2. You send the hats to Age Scotland

3. Innocent smoothies wear the hats

Easy peasy!

Get Involved

Whether you have all the knitting skills or none, we welcome you to give it a go! All you need to do is knit some little hats (as many as you like!) and to post them to us at: The Big Knit, Age Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR

Please send us your little creations by 14th July 2017. They will then get paired up with a smoothie bottle and together they will be sent out to shops across the country. 

Need Inspiration? Check out these example Knitting Patterns

How the Big Knit helps older people (and the world)

25p from each hat-wearing Innocent Smoothie sold in Scotland will go to Age Scotland and local older people’s groups. We will put that money towards achieving our vision of a country in which everyone can Love Later Life. For more information on the work we do, visit [Page of website].
The Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups are being held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two*!
And who doesn’t love little hats?!

25p from each hat-wearing Innocent Smoothie sold in Scotland will go to Age Scotland and local older people’s groups. We will put that money towards achieving our vision of a country in which everyone can Love Later Life. 

The Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups are being held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two*!

And who doesn’t love little hats?!

* Biscuits may be included

Join the conversation

Keep up to date with the latest little hat (and related news) on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We would love to see your designs and creations, so just pop them on your social media accounts with the #BigKnit hashtag and we will be sure to have a nose. 

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798). ID201517 07/13. Your local Age UK/Age Cymru/Age Scotland/Age NI will receive 25p from every hat they contribute to the national Big Knit campaign in 2014.


For more information: Email the Big Knit Team on bigknit@agescotland.org.uk or call 0333 32 32 400

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