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find out how to get involved with the Big Knit

Fancy knitting some little hats and helping us raise money for Age UK? It's fun, it's easy and it's for a great cause. Loneliness can be a big problem in later life. As many as 200,000 older people say they haven’t spoken to friends or family for over a month.

The hats on our smoothies raise money for activities at local Age UK centres where people can get together for things like lunches and dance classes.

Thanks to knitters like you, we've raised over £2 million so far.

You can find knitting patterns here, some inspiring hats here.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wool & the Gang to create a handy little 'how to' video below:

Every hat is important, so whether you knit one or loads, you’ll have helped us make a difference.

Please put all your hats in an envelope along with a note clearly stating:

- your name and address
- how many hats you've knitted
- the date

Then send them all to:

The big knit 2018
innocent drinks
342 Ladbroke Grove
W10 5BU

If you've got any questions, tips or wool-related gossip, drop us a line at or give us a call on 0207 993 3311.

Happy knitting.