The Big Knit is back!  Grab your needles and help us be there for older people with no one else to turn to.

What is the Big Knit?

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 fight loneliness among older people.

The current campaign is running and we are asking all our lovely knitters to knit the little hats all the way through to July 2019.

How to join in

Choose a pattern Have a look at our patterns and choose your favourite to download below.

Knit away Knit in front of the telly, or gather a group of friends and chat over the click-clack of needles.

Send us your hats Pop your hats in the post to:

Big Knit
Age NI
3 Lower Crescent

Hat Deadline: Please post your completed hats to arrive by Monday 5 August 2019.

Tell us your story  We'd love to send you a thank you card for your hats, please include a note telling us your name and address along with the number of hats you have enclosed.  Let us know your knitting stories and why you're taking part in the Big Knit too!

New designs are now available for 2018-19, which include a dinosaur, lion and duck:

Download our 2018-19 knitting patterns

Or Click below to download the following patterns.





Thank you

Thank you for all the beautiful hat creations we have already received!

View the Big Knit 2016-17 photo gallery

We appreciate the time and support all our knitters give to this campaign. Your contribution is very much valued and we couldn't take part without you - thank you!

If you would like to make a donation, you can donate online or donate via SMS:
text KNIT45 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact Dorothy on 028 9024 5729 or email us at [email protected]