The Big Knit

For the past nine years Big Knit supporters have knitted millions of little woolly hats for Innocent smoothies, with money from every bottle sold going towards supporting older people during the chilly winter months. Rhian Thompson, Digital Communications Officer, takes a look above the bottle.

Age Scotland hats

Beautiful hats from our busy knitters

Most of the weird and wonderful hats come from the people who directly benefit from Age Scotland’s services. Here in Scotland, 17 member groups joined in and between them an incredible 32,400 hats were contributed. Also we received hats from many individuals who enjoyed joining in.


Joanna Senew, Director, Home instead brings in the woolies

“The ladies who kindly knitted the bundle of hats from Portobello all said that they had great fun doing it and were very happy indeed to know that their efforts were going to help older people’s projects  in our local community.  They will be mobilised again next year along with some new recruits (I hope) so that the bundle of adorable hats from Edinburgh’s Seaside will keep growing to support the work that Age Scotland are doing.’ Joanna Senew, Director, Home Instead

All of the money raised through the hats knitted by local Age UK/Age Scotland’s centres goes directly back to allow them to continue providing support to older people in their local community.

But, what can you do with your hat once you have drunk your juice?  A boiled egg cosy? Send Barbie and Ken skiing? A hat for a snake? Please add any ideas you may have in the comment section. below…

This year’s behatted bottles are available in Sainsbury’s from today! Innocent’s Hat of the Week blog can be found here.

2 thoughts on “The Big Knit

  1. I’ve used the innocent hats to dress up a few Willow Tree ornaments which were given as gifts – they started as Christmas decorations but decided to keep them on throughout the year.

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