Raise money for Age UK Wakefield District by getting involved with Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit campaign.

bobble hats


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.


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.

Big Knit 2015


Beginner patterns guide

Intermediate patterns guide

Advanced patterns 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

Tel: 01977 552114

How the Big Knit helps older people

Each winter, 1 older person dies needlessly every 8 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, such a Spread the Warmth Campaign, 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. We are very grateful for all your help - tell your knitting friends.

Thank you

Ready, steady, knit!