Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats

This year’s The Big Knit, from Innocent, is calling knitters, crafters and creators to submit their weird and wonderful woolly designs, to make it the biggest ever. The campaign run by Innocent, the smoothie company, raises money for Age UK by asking knitters and crocheters to create hats for the drink bottle. For every bottle sold with a hat, Innocent donates 25p to Age UK to help keep older people warm and well over winter. The campaign has raised over £1.9m so far. And this year it’s aiming for the biggest knit yet with a target of two million hats.

So we have decided to help them on our stands at some of the big craft shows this spring.

And as you can see from this selection of mini hats made on our stand at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, it is possible to be very creative with 28 stitches and just and few rows.

You can find a wide range of patterns on the Big Knit website or you can use the basic beginner hat pattern as a template to let your imagination go wide. Try a new stitch pattern, create a mini sculpture or go made with colour – this is an opportunity to get creative and use up your woolly oddments

Then simply send your hat or hats with a little note of your details to The Big Knit, Fruit Towers, Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU.

Or find us at the Hobbycraft and Sewing for Pleasure Shows at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-19 March, to make a mini hat with our volunteers.

the big knit