by Gazette Reporter

Age Action and Innocent drinks are kicking off the 2022 Big Knit campaign, calling on Dublin to get the knitting needles out and help knit some little hats for a big cause.

innocent drinks and Age Action are looking to get 100,000 little woolly hats this year – making it the biggest big knit yet.

Time is running out as the 2022 Big Knit draws to a close. Age Action and innocent drinks need help from Dublin’s knitters to help hit their target of 100,000 little hats by the end of this year. Anyone of any age can get involved, whether you’re a pro or a novice. Head here for some knitting patterns:

The nation’s little hats will appear on innocent’s little smoothie bottles across the country next year. For each bottle sold wearing a woolly hat, innocent drinks will donate 30 cents to Age Action. Age Action is Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people, advocating for equality and human rights for all of us as we age.

Caroline O’Connell, Head of Fundraising at Age Action, said: “The Big Knit is one of Age Action’s longest running fundraisers, raising vital funds for our advocacy, programmes, and services for older people. We are delighted to be involved again this year and grateful to innocent and all our knitters nationwide. The response we receive from Dublin knitters has always been outstanding – so we are calling on knitters of all ages in Dublin to get those needles clicking over the Summer and help us reach our ambitious target of 100,000 tiny hats, which will raise €30,000 for Age Action’s work in our 30th year.”

Frankie O’Leary, Marketing Manager at innocent said: “We are so excited to launch the Big Knit again this year, with Age Action. It’s been amazing to see all the little hats come in from Irish knitters all over the country. You’re knitting heroes, the lot of you. We’ve been working with Age Action for over 10 years now and are very proud to support the incredible work the team are doing to help older people across the country.”

Hats can be sent to

Innocent drinks: The Big Knit, innocent drinks, Fruit Towers, 2 Ballsbridge Park, Dublin 4.

Age Action Dublin Head Office 30/31 Lower Camden St, Dublin 2, D02 EC96 | +353 1 475 6989

Age Action Galway Office 3 Saint Francis St, Galway, H91 XF1P | +353 91 527831

Age Action Cork Office 14 Melbourne Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork, T12 ND70 | +353 21 206 7399

Related Articles