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Little hats, big difference

Join us to knit little hats for innocent smoothie bottles and help raise money to support local older people. We recieve 25p for every little hat donated to Age UK Wiltshire.

Keep reading to find out more.

How can I take part? 

Whether you're a knitting newbie or a ninja with the needles, everyone can get involved.  All you need is some wool, needles or a hook for crocheting queens (or kings) and a comfy seat then get knitting!

When you've finished your hats, don't forget to send them to us or drop them off at one of our offices below: 

  • The Wool Shed, New Park St, Devizes, SN10 1DY
  • St Michaels Community Centre, 96 St MIchaels Road, Salisbury, SP2 9LE
  • Toothill Community Centre, Dunwich Drive, Swindon, SN5 8DH 

If you would like us to keep you updated on the progress of the Big Knit, please include your name and address when sending in your hats.

Knitting Patterns

Our basic knitting patterns will help you get started.

Plain bobble hat

Stripe hat

Simple crochet hat

These are a great place to start and you can always experiement on the basic pattern and give it your own flourish. You can also find lots of patterns online. Click here

Feeling creative? Have a go at these natty knitting patterns!  

Knit a rainbow

Sir Hopsalot

Cherry on top

Shakey pom-pom

Fantastic fox

Really flashy bird

How the Big Knit helps older people

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 wellbeing projects, 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!

Why not get involved, embrace your creativity and help support older people in your community too!