We've teamed up with innocent and Knit Now magazine to hunt for the UK's biggest crocheter to help raise funds for Age UK as part of The Big Knit campaign.

About The Big Knit

Launched back in 2003, The Big Knit started an idea: innocent asked people to knit little woolly hats, then innocent put those hats on their smoothies. For each bottle with a hat sold, innocent donated 25p to Age UK. Since then, incredible people like you have contributed an astonishing 7.5 million hats, raising nearly £2.5 million for Age UK (including other donations made by innocent along the way).

About Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK provides services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. Through information, advice, campaigning, research, networking, and much more, Age UK support older people when they need it most. Find out more about Age UK by visiting their website.

The competition

This year, we're looking for the person who can crochet the most hats they possibly can for The Big Knit - the more hats your crochet, the more bottles get to wear them in shops, and the more that are sold, the more money is raised for Age UK, it's that simple!  

You can find patterns to crochet (and knit) hats at The Big Knit, and also from Crochet Now designer Off The Hook For You!  

And the biggest crocheter of you lot (i.e. the person who sends in the most hats) will win a pile of great prizes!


  • A six-month subscription to Crochet Now magazine
  • A bundle of goodies from innocent
  • A £100 John Lewis voucher
  • ...and the warm fuzzy feeling that knitting for a good cause can bring!

Crochet as many hats as you can, and send them in to the team at Crochet Now before 30th June 2019 for a chance to win!

Sorry, this competition has now closed.

Head over to www.thebigknit.co.uk for more patterns and inspiration, have some fun with the hats you make! You can also find patterns to crochet from Crochet Now designer Off The Hook For You!