The Innocent Big Knit – Get Involved

Need a new idea to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? how about joining in with The Big Knit?. Every year hundreds of people knit tiny little hats to go on the top of innocent smoothie bottles to help raise money for Age UK.

For each smoothie that is sold with a hat on,  25p of that sale will be donated to the charity “Age UK”. This is a great cause to get involved in and we encourage you to buy a smoothie with a cute hat. Age UK invest a great deal of money into helping the elderly stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months and every little donation helps. Last year over £200,000 was raised to help keep thousands of older people warm and healthy in the UK.

There is plenty of time to have a go at some of innocent’s own creations ranging from beginner patterns to advanced  all available on their website, which they kindly provide the free knitting patterns for. If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous create your own designs, how about some cute little animal designs or some funky avenger style hats, the ideas are endless!

We think these cute little hats could be used for lots of things, fab for the kiddies toys, cute little bottle toppers for wine gifts or just to decorate your house. For the perfect wool to get you started try our Dolly Mix Wool from King Cole. Alternatively you can take a look at our entire wool selection on our website.

Enjoy The Big Knit!

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The Innocent Big Knit

The Innocent Big Knit

This month is the yearly big knit and it’s already got off to a great start. Before November hundreds of people knit tiny little hats to go on top of innocent smoothie bottles. The closing date for submitting your knitted hat creations is now over and all the major supermarkets are selling them along with a tasty drink.

For each smoothie that is sold with a hat on Innocent will donate 25p of that sale to the charity “Age UK”. This is a great cause to get involved in and we encourage you to buy a smoothie this November. Age UK invest a great deal of money into helping the elderly stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months and every little donation helps.

Despite the closing date for submitting your cute mini hats being over, there is still plenty of time to have a go at some of innocent’s own creations on their website, which they kindly provide the free knitting patterns for.

We reckon a few little knitted hats like this would make great Christmas decorations for around the top of your tree, or maybe they could add a little bit of spice to your desk at work. For the perfect wool to get you started try our Dolly Mix Wool from King Cole. Alternatively you can take a look at our entire wool selection on our website.

Enjoy The Big Knit!

Comic Relief at Mill Outlets

Red Nose Day

Comic relief is today and Mill Outlets has been taking part with fun activities. Each member of staff wanting to take part donated some money to Comic relief and the games got under away. All the staff dressed up in their onesies/dressing gowns or pyjamas and brought in some of the finest food they could find for lunch under the theme of “Red”. This meant there was a significant amount of cherryade, pizza, tomatoes, crisps and sweets. With all that food polished off, we got onto the Quizzes that had been laid out by our resident accountant. These were not math problems but more quizzes about the staff, one of the most popular ones was where we all had to match each other up to their baby pictures from many decades ago, this proved rather difficult but fun all the same.

By the end of the day it was time for what we had all been looking forward to. This was the event where we were all going to pay 10 pence per throw to pummel our boss with water logged sponges. So… our boss donned a large rain coat and braved a barrage of sponges. It was all great fun and we raised a fair amount of money for charity, below are the pictures from the sponging.

Anyway we had a great time raising money, if you have anything similar to share then why not leave a comment below. Enjoy The Weekend!