The Big Knit 2017

The Big Knit 2017
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Raise money for Age UK Leeds by getting involved with Age UK and Innocent’s Big Knit campaign 2017. You can make a difference by knitting some mini hats to help us keep older people warm and well in winter.

Knitters of all ages can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles.

And the good news is that for every bottle sold Innocent Drinks will donate 25p to Age UK to help us provide services for vulnerable older people this winter.

The deadline for the receipt of all the hats is 7th July 2017.

Go for knitting patterns or get creative and make your own, as long as it will fit on the top of an innocent bottle, anything goes!

Your local Age UK will have some Innocent bottles to check your hats fit before sending them on.

  • The hat should have a ‘topper’. This can be a bobble, button, ribbon, bow or tassel securely sewn or glued to the top of the hat. Use any topper you like – just use your imagination – but remember to make them secure so little children can’t pull them off easily.
  • • Before stitching your hat, it should roughly measure 1 ½ inches by 4 ¼ inches (4cm by 11.5 cm) which is important for it to fit the top of the bottles (see the knitting pattern)

Innocent Drinks have a very short shelf life and the hats will be manually put on to the bottles by patient Innocent workers. We need to ensure that the hats will go on easily to enable them to get them on and get them despatched quickly.

Where to send your finished hats…

Your finished hats should be sent to Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA and then we will forward them to Innocent Drinks.

Please include your name and address with your hats. We need these so we can be sure to thank you for your efforts, which is important to us.


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