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The Big Knit is our partnership with innocent drinks.  Each one of these little hats makes a big difference!

What is the Big Knit?

The Big Knit is the campaign that Age UK Surrey runs in partnership with innocent drinks where we ask you to knit little woolly hats which then go onto the top of the innocent smoothie drinks. For every smoothie with a hat sold, Age UK Surrey receives 25p, so we really need your help to produce lots of colourful and fun hats!

The hats have been counted . . .

. . . and can you believe it we have received 21,240 knitted ‘little’ hats for the Big Knit campaign, worth £5,310.  You have helped us smash our original target of 20,000!

We will keep you posted on when and whether the next Big Knit campaign will take place!  In the meantime a HUGE thank you to all those who sent us knitted hats.  What an amazing achievement!  


How to get involved

So if you find yourself at a loose end, we would 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.

Click on the image you like below to download the knitting pattern, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and knit away!

Hand in your hats

Once your little knitted creations are ready, drop them off or post them to:
Age UK Surrey, The Clockhouse Community Centre, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5EZ

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!

Want to know more?

If you want any further information or different patterns please contact the Marketing & Fundraising Team on 01483 503414 or

More patterns? Please see below to download other designs:

Doddle Hat
Stripe Hat
Bobble Hat 01
Bobble Hat 02

Beehive - crochet
Owl - crochet
Tortoise - crochet




Duck - crochet
Shark - crochet
Unicorn - crochet


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