What do I need to know?
Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to reach such a monumental target for a great cause.
1. Be prepared
Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! Follow this link to see the Big Knit patterns
2. Send us your hats
You can contact us to find out how we're going to collect everyone's Big Knit hats, including information on drop-off locations or how to arrange collections.
3. Sharing is caring
Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures to Twitter using #BigKnit
What happens next?
Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops!
How the Big Knit helps older people
Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold.
With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.
The Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups have been held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!
‘The campaign couldn't happen without the support of thousands of amazing people across the UK who take part and knit woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothies each year.’ - Douglas Lamont, CEO at innocent