The Big Knit 2011

Innocent smoothiesAge Scotland’s annual Big Knit campaign has just come to a close. The campaign, in partnership with AgeUK, raises awareness of keeping older people warm over winter. Knitters have sent in woolly knitted hats to don the bottle tops of Innocent smoothies that are sold in Boots and Sainsbury’s during November.

The campaign has been a fantastic way to fundraise, as The Big Knit is creative, loads of fun and  each woolly hat knitted and submitted to us raises 25p for the charity.

Pile of hats

A pile of around 2,600 hats!

In total, Age Scotland received 40,000 hats for the campaign! So a great big THANK YOU to all the contributors this year.

We got some amazing entries from individuals and groups all across Scotland. We even received 23 knitted hats from 10 year old Rosie in Peebles! Have a look below to see some of the brilliant designs.

Googly-Eyed Octopus

Googly-eyed octopus

Cosy penguin

A lovely cosy penguin

Pink elephant

Pink elephant on parade

Mr Frog

Mr Frog

We have loads more designs that you can see on our Flickr set.

The woolly-hatted Innocent smoothies will be in Sainsbury’s from 2 – 29 November, 2011. And if you’re a Boots shopper, pick up a smoothie from 9 – 22 November, 2011.

We’d love to hear from you if you see the hats in-store or buy one, so why not email them in or add them to our Facebook page?


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