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the Big Knit crochet patterns



We've been asking you lovely lot to get your knitting needles clacking for the Big Knit 2014, but we'd also really love it if you got your crochet hook...hooking...too. Lots of you have been asking us for crochet patterns this year so we though we'd compile a list of our favourites below:

Types of hat

Animal patterns

Not animal patterns

You can also find all of our knitted hat patterns here and more on the lovely Jo's site here

Thanks very much to everyone who is knitting/crocheting for us this year - we couldn't do it without you. 

the big knit 2014

It's big. It's woolly. It's back. 

It's the Big Knit 2014

Knit a hat, send it to us, we'll put it on a smoothie, someone will buy the smoothie and 25p from every bottle will go straight to Age UK to help keep older people warm in winter. Bingo*.

Everything you need to know about it (how to get involved, patterns and other lovely stuff) is on our very special Big Knit page here or watch our ad below:

So, if you fancy getting involved by knitting us a hat (or two, or three, or 5000 maybe, just a suggestion) then pop them in an envelope along with a note clearly stating:

  • how many you've knitted
  • the date, your name and address

Then send them all through by 12th December 2014 to:

The Big Knit 2014
innocent drinks
342 Ladbroke Grove
W10 5BU

And, if you can't knit, never fear – you can get involved by texting ‘Knit’ to 70004 to donate £3 towards the campaign.

Happy knitting (/texting).

* sometimes while they're playing Bingo.

it's back, and it's bigger than ever

It is, of course, the big knit.

And this year we're aiming to put a million little hats on our smoothie bottles. A whole million.

Please get involved by knitting as many little hats as you can manage and popping them in the post to us. But be quick, because the deadline's 31st October.

Every time we sell a bottle with a hat on, we donate 25p to charities that help older people to stay healthy, warm and well in winter. Find out all about it (and get knitting patterns and inspiration) over at


the big knit