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The Big Knit - Unicorns & White Walkers - but we need more!

Published on 24 April 2019 03:30 PM

Play of Knits

The deadline is coming....

From frogs, foxes and fruit to Frosty the Snowman, we are delighted to have received over 10,000 little knitted hats as part of the Big Knit fundraising campaign.  But we are seeking more knitters of all abilities to help us reach their target of 16,000 by the end of July.

The Big Knit is now in its 16th year and for each hat we can provide to go on smoothie bottles in October, innocent drinks donate 25p.  This money is then used towards projects which aim to make life better for older people across Somerset and North Somerset.

All hats should be sent in to our charity’s office in Taunton by the deadline of 31st July but a number of  ‘little hat drop off points’ have been set up in Bridgwater, Minehead, Frome, Glastonbury, Weston super Mare, Taunton, Clevedon and other places, to make it easier for anyone taking part to get their hats to the office in Taunton.  

We have even made a short fun animation to encourage more knitters to join in with the project.  The 6 minute film, Play of Knits, happens to coincide with the new season of a certain popular television show, and is a celebration of all things Somerset, some of our services and stars some of the wonderful hats that have been received by the office, as well as a few especially made character hats.  It can be found on YouTube by searching Play of Knits - Somerset or at: and it has so far raised over £25 in donations from viewers who have enjoyed it.

Big Knit Play of Knits

Further information and patterns can be found here on the Big Knit webpage, or please call 01823 345610 or email