The Big Knit
Published on 13 February 2018 08:58 AM
Raise money for Age UK Wakefield District by getting involved with Age UK and innocent's Big Knit Campaign.
Knitters of all ages can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK so we really need your help create lovely hats of different styles and designs.
How you can get involved
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.
- Be prepared
- Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting!
- Get as creative as you like to knit your woolly hats; as long as it will fit on the top of an innocent bottle, anything goes! We suggest between 5-7cms in circumference and at least 3cms tall
You can make your own pattern or if you’d like some inspiration you can download the beginner, intermediate and expert patterns below to use as a guide.
Along with your hats, please also give us your name, address and contact details so that we can keep in touch.
You can personally bring your hats along to our office or send them to us at:
Age UK Wakefield District, 7 Bank Street, Castleford, WF10 1JD
Sharing is caring - Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit
Ready, steady, knit!
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
If you would like to talk to a member of our team about any of our services, activities or volunteering