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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.

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Beginner patterns guide

Intermediate patterns guide

Advanced patterns guide


If you are more experienced and adventurous We also have some alternative patterns; from dinosaurs to unicorns!

'New' Big Knit Patterns

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

  • Yorkshire Building Society - Wakefield City Centre
  • Age UK Wakefield District Shop - Wakefield, 16 The Springs
  • Age UK Wakefield District Shop - Horbury, High Street
  • Age UK Wakefield District Shop - South Elmsall, Barnsley Road
  • Pontefract Library
  • Castleford Library
  • Wakefield Library
  • Ash Grove Medical Centre - Knottingley

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

Great News!

Due to the difficulties in receiving hats this year, the 2021 deadline has been extended to:

                 15th July 2022

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 where your hats can be received or arrange to collect them from your home.  

Along with your hats, if you'd like us to keep in touch and send you new and exciting patterns, please also give us your name, address and contact details.

Ready, steady, knit!

Find out more ways you can help Age UK Wakefield District

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