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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 Surrey has the target of 7,000 hats. We have already sent off 3,250 hats and have 3,750 to go. A huge thank you to all those who have already sent us knitted hats - please keep going! All hats need to reach us no later than 31 July 2019.

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 patterns below, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and knit away!

Big Knit Patterns - New for 2019
Includes Unicorn, Dinosaur, Shark and many more!

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

Age UK Surrey
Rex House
William Road

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

Please see below to download more patterns:


Doddle Hat - beginner

Bobble Hat - beginner


Bobble Hat - intermediate

Monster - intermediate

Watermelon - intermediate


Berry - advanced

Cherries - advanced

Fox - advanced

Clanger - advanced

Pear - advanced

Sheep - advanced


Beehive - crochet

Owl - crochet

Tortoise - crochet

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