little hats, big difference

these little hats change lives

Little hats are on our smoothies RIGHT NOW.

Thanks to thousands of legendary volunteers, we’ve been sent a whopping 1.5 million little hats for this year’s Big Knit. All 1.5 million of these woolly wonders are on our smoothie bottles. Right now. So stop what you’re doing, nip down to your nearest supermarket, pick up a behatted bottle, give yourself a little pat on the back for helping to raise money for Age UK, and then continue with whatever it was you were doing.

"My head is too big for this hat"

You’ve been to the shop. You’ve bought a smoothie with a little hat. You’ve basked in the warm glow of helping Age UK. You’ve drunk your smoothie. You’ve tried wearing the little hat. You’ve realised it’s not quite the right size. Now what?

We’ve seen little hats used for all sorts of things, from desk ornaments to bunting, gear stick warmers to Christmas tree decorations. They’ve been modelled by all sorts of action figures, not to mention animals great and small, from gerbils and guinea pigs to lizards and African snails.

If you’re the social media sort, we’d love to see what you use your little hat for.

"My pet lizard is rebranding"

If you ever find yourself having a big clean out of your little wardrobe and decide your little hats no longer fit your lizard’s style, then you can send your hats back to us for free. That way they can go on another smoothie next year, and raise even more money for Age UK.

Returning a hat is free and easy. Just pop it in an envelope, write Freepost BIG KNIT on it in big letters, and stick it in a post box. Your hat will find its way back to us and live another life next Big Knit.

"When did the Big Knit start?"

We’ve been running the Big Knit since 2003. Before this year, our incredible volunteers had handmade over 7.5 million hats, meaning together we’ve raised over £2.5 million for Age UK. We’re excited to raise even more for them this year. If you’ve ever made a hat, or bought a hat, thanks very much. You’re a real bobble dazzler.