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 knitted hat adorning a bottle, 25p will go straight to Age UK Wiltshire so we really need your help to create lovely hats of different styles and designs.


The Big Knit 2016 is here!

The Big KnitWe are pleased to announce that the Big Knit is back for 2016.

This year we have a target to knit 25,500 little hats. For each hat we receive a 25p donation, so achieving this target should raise over £6000 to support our local services.

We hope that the knitters of Wiltshire will rise to the challenge and help achieve this.

The deadline for hats to reach us 20th January 2017, so start knitting and sending us in your hats!


Thanks to the efforts of knitters...

Over the last 11 years hundreds of people have kindly knitted and donated more than 104,000 little hats for Age UK Wiltshire, raising over £29,000 to support for our local services.

The money we raise from the Big Knit is used in our winter Spread the Warmth campaign.

Across the country more than £1.7 million has been raised by your woolly hats, helping other Age UKs and older people.



Below are a selection of patterns for the Big Knit hats. If knitting is not your thing then we also have some crochet patterns that you can try. There are many more patterns to be found online on other sites.

You can always use these as a guide when creating your own little materpieces.

Knitting pattern book

Crochet pattern book


Where to send you hats

  • Alternativly you can drop them off at your local charity shop but please remember to say that they are for Age UK Wiltshire or they may not reach us.
  • Take your hats to the Advice Bus visiting in your community. Click here to find out where the Advice Bus is due to visit next.

If you are finding it difficult to get the hats to us you can call our office on 01380 727767. We may be able to collect them.