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The Big Knit 2018

The Big Knit 2018

Published on 16 October 2018 11:20 AM

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 Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has the target of 6,580 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 and crochet patterns below, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and knit away!

Stripe hat (knitting, beginner) (PDF, 316 KB)

Apple hat (knitting, intermediate) (PDF, 308 KB)

Pineapple hat (knitting, advanced) (PDF, 290 KB)

Duck hat (crochet, advanced) (PDF, 382 KB)

Shark hat (crochet, advanced) (PDF, 474 KB)

Hand in your hats

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

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, 3 Mardol Gardens, Shrewsbury SY1 1PR

Our knitting groups

We would love you to join us at one of our Stitch & Mix groups where we knit, sew, crochet or embroider and share tips over a cuppa.

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:

Further information