The Innocent Smoothie company launched its Big Knit campaign back in 2003 and asked people to knot tiny woolly hats to go on top of its smoothie bottles. For each one sold it donated 25p to Age UK.
Since then, more than 7.5 million hats have been knitted and more than £2.5 million has been raised.
The Big Knit campaign is back again and for every smoothie sold with a woolly hat, 25p is being donated to help fight loneliness among older people across the country, including Wales via Age Cymru.
All you have to do is choose a beginner, intermediate or advance knitting pattern and away you go – make them as bright and colourful/patterned as you like. The wackier the better.
Why not gather a group of friends together or pop and see a relative, neighbour or friend and knit together over some tea and cake?
Once your hats are knitted, pop them in the post to Age Cymru, The Big Knit, Mariners House, Trident Court, East Moors Road, Cardiff, CF24 5TD. Be sure to include a note with your hats with your name and address so the charity can send you a thank you card and let you know about all things Big Knit.
For more info and links to knitting patterns, click here.
Time to get your knit on!