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fancy getting your Christmas shopping sorted?

There's only a few days left to get your entries and votes into this year's big knit hat tag competition, and the chance to win £500 of Amazon vouchers. For each photo submitted we'll donate 10p to Age UK, and for each vote accumulated we'll donate an extra 5p. The top 3 crowning pictures will be announced this Friday at 11am. Just go here to submit your pictures. Look, even Kate's been getting in to the swing of it.


You'll still be able to submit photos and vote until Friday 9th December, raising money for Age UK each time you do, but there won't be another prize draw. Good luck, happy hat tagging, and thanks for supporting the Big Knit.


owls for auction and hat tag winners

You may remember this little gem of a big knit hat as knitted by Hazel Baker, a cranky owl. Would you like to own him? Would you also like to raise more money for Age UK? Well you can do both of these things, by placing a bid on him on ebay. Good luck.

Owl x 2

In other news, here are this week's hat tag winners. Counting down from third place, we have Claire Watson's sheep.

3 Claire Watson's pink sheep

In second place Leanne Lunn and her cat.

2 Leanne Lunn's Cat

And in prime position Karen Green's angry bird.

1 Karen Green's Angry Bird

There's still another two weeks left of the competition, so please do get involved. To check the rules for entry, go here.


hat tagging explained

So what is this hat tagging all about? Hat tagging is when you take a picture of a friend, colleague, pet, landmark (well, pretty much anything as long as it isn't rude) but with one of our big knit hats between your camera and your subject, so it looks like they're wearing it. Here's a set of helpful instructions on how to hat tag.

How to hat tag tweaked

1 - buy an innocent smoothie with a hat on it.
2 - get a camera (old school or nu skool will do).
3 - hold the hat between your camera and your subject (in this case, little Jimmy) then take the snap. Do not put the hat on to your subject, or we won't be able to accept it into the competition (note, you can submit pictures of your animals, as long as they fit this rule).
4 - keep it real, these can look a little messy, and you can leave your fingers in the picture.
5 - go to our big knit tab on facebook and upload your masterpiece.

Remember, if the picture does not fit these rules, we will remove it from the competition. Happy snapping and tagging.


big knit hat tag winners: week 2

Congratulations to Lisa Killick for her prize winning hatted and bearded dragon. Silver goes to Jennifer Waterhouse and bronze to Cathey Dorain. The smoothies are their way to each of you. We've got £500 worth of Amazon vouchers for the 3 most voted for pictures across the campaign and for each photo entered we'll donate an additional 10p to Age UK so do please get involved (by going here with your pictures).

Just a reminder that for pictures to be accepted in the competition, you must take a picture with the hat held between you and your subject, not just putting the hat onto something / someone / sending us a picture of yourself without a hat in sight. Cheers.

Lisa Killick's dragon

1st Lisa Killick

Jennier Waterhouse's gerbil

2nd Jennifer Waterhouse

Cathey Dorain's comfy cosy Queen

3rd Cathey Dorain

Happy hat tagging.