Charity Knitting and Crochet

This list was started to provide an alternative to the hats for plastic bottles campaign that Innocent (owned by Coca Cola) spend a lot of money every year promoting. So if you do want to use your skills to make then I hope you’ll find a charity here you’d love to support.

Age UK receive money from Coca Cola for the hats and each branch has a target of hats which they have to meet to get any money. Support your local branch – it’s a stand alone charity and isn’t funded by the national charity.

I’ll keep adding to this list as new suggestions are made – so please let me know if there’s a charity I should add or anyone who should be removed.

The Christmas Dinner Project


Octopus for a Preemie

The Mission to Seafarers

Edinburgh Knitathon

Knit Aid

Woolly Hugs

SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Rainbow Home

Knit for Nowt

Castleford Police (knitted buddy scheme) – email castlefordATwestyorkshireDOTpnnDOTpoliceDOTuk

Cwtch of Comfort

There have also been suggestions of knitting far cancer charities, local hospice, local hospitals, locals vets and zoos.


The Hope Project


Syracuse RISE


The Red Scarf Project

The Stitch Angels