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We are pleased to announce that the Big Knit campaign is back!

Many thanks to you all for your patience whilst we have been waiting for everything to be in place to be able to confirm the campaign. 

Here is a breakdown of the details for the next campaign.

 

How you can get involved:

Whether you're a professional knitter or have never picked up a pair of knitting needles before we need you! Fear not, it's easy to get started.

Be prepared: 

Get yourself comfortable with some knitting needles and wool.

Send us your hats:

Package up your lovely hats and send them over to us at:

Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4QZ

 

We have two deadlines – we can submit hats by the mid-January 2019 and our final deadline is July 2019, so plenty of time to keep knitting.

Share: 

Spread the word and show everyone how fabulous your little knitted hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit.

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 Big Knit 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.

Want to know more? 

If you want any further information or different patterns please contact melanie.sneller@ageuksurrey.org.uk 

Click here to download patterns: 

Download beginner pattern

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Download intermediate pattern

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Download advanced pattern

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Download crochet pattern 

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