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Baa Baa Brighouse is joining forces with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees and Innocent to lend its support to The Big Knit 2015-16.

We’re calling on knitters far and wide to pick up their needles and get clicking. We need you to make as many little woolly hats as you can to dress bottles of Innocent drinks this Winter.

For every hat you knit, Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees will receive 25p from the sale of each Innocent bottle that is dressed to impress!

The funds raised will be used by the charity to support its Spread the Warmth campaign which aims to stop unnecessary deaths during the harsh Winter months.

There are as many as 25,000 people who may die needlessly due to the cold but by getting involved in The Big Knit, you could help to reduce that number.

You can be as creative as you like with your hat designs as long as each finished hat meets the size guidelines for the bottles.

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The quality control rules are simple:

1). The hat must fit comfortably over the lid and lip of the small Innocent drinks bottle.

2). The hat should have a ‘topper’ such as a bobble, button, ribbon, bow or tassel securely sewn or glued to the top of the hat so small children can’t pull them off easily.

3). Before stitching your hat, it should roughly measure 1.5 inches (4cm by 11.5cm).

You can send your finished hats directly to Choices Centre, 4-6 The Square, Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ or you can mail them to Baa Baa Brighouse, 11 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3NF and we will forward the hats on for you.

The deadline is November 14th, 2015, so come on people, let’s get knitting and raise some much needed funds for a great local cause!

Download the following patterns for sizes and suggested designs:

Big Knit Pattern – Beginner

Big Knit – Intermediate

Big Knit – Advanced

Big Knit – Grapes

Big Knit – Pineapple

Big Knit – Watermelon


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