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The Big Knit

Ready, set, knit!

Grab your needles and help us be there for older people with no one else to turn to.

Every year, we ask you to knit tiny woollen hats, and each one gets placed on an innocent smoothie bottle. For every smoothie sold, we receive 25p, and that money helps us to be there for older people who have no one else to turn to.

We need 1.6 million hats!
51% There
821k Knitted
Days left

Knit with us

1. Choose a pattern

Design your own hat or pick a pattern to download. We want hats of all colours, shapes and designs (as long as they fit on a smoothie bottle!), so get creative.

2. Knit away

Knit in front of the telly, or gather a group of friends and chat over the click-clack of needles. Some local Age UKs even hold their own knitting groups.

3. Send us your hats

Pop your hats in the post by Wednesday 31 July 2019. Address them to: Age UK, The Big Knit, Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU.

Where you can send your hats

You can send your hats in the post to:

Age UK
The Big Knit
Fruit Towers
342 Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5BU

Or find an Age UK near you and drop your hats off there. See which local Age UKs can take your hats below.

How does knitting hats help?

The money we raise from the Big Knit helps us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to.

Watch our video to see just how much this means to people like Jean and John.

Can't get your hands on a smoothie?

Donate online instead and help us support older people when they need it most.

Any questions?

Drop us a line at We'd love to chat and are happy to answer any of your Big Knit questions!

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