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.
If you are more experienced and adventurous We also have some alternative patterns; from dinosaurs to unicorns!
Drop Off Now Available!
Due to our offices being closed we have partnered with some local drop off points, many thanks to everyone supporting our fundraising
- Asda - Glasshoughton store
- Yorkshire Building Society - Wakefield City Centre
- Age UK Wakefield District Shop - Wakefield, 16 The Springs
- Age UK Wakefield District Shop - Horbury, High Street
- Pontefract Library
- Wakefield Library
Here are some wonderful creations from our dedicated knitters, whether you are a beginner or a pro, we'd love to see and share pictures of your bobble hats. Sharing is caring - Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them on social media using #BigKnit
The initial deadline date to send the bobble hats is:
Monday 21st June 2021
In the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation please don’t drop your hats off at our Bank Street office as we are currently closed to the public with nearly all staff working from home to stay safe.
Instead, please do get in touch with us on 01977 552114 and we will be able to advise when your hats can be received or arrange to collect them from your home.
The final deadline for knitted hats is Summer 2021 (the exact date to be confirmed).
Along with your hats, please also give us your name, address and contact details so that we can keep in touch.
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