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Knitted King Alf

Help us fill Winchester with Knitted King Alfs!

Whether you’re a knitting enthusiast or a beginner, local or overseas, anyone can get involved and create a Knitted King Alf.

We'll hide your knitted creations around Hat Fair 2021 - the UK's longest running festival of Outdoor Arts.

The public will then be encouraged to find a Knitted King Alf and take him away, so that the Knitted King Alfs can explore other parts of the UK, if not the world!

Some of the Knitted Alfs will also form part of the Knitted King Alf Trail (see below) which takes place from 14 April 2021.

Think how far your Alf could go - and get knitting!


How to get involved

  • Download the knitting pattern (or crochet pattern)
  • Grab your needles and start knitting.
  • Share your knitting journey on social media with #KnittedAlf
  • Send your Knitted King Alfs to: Knitted King Alf Project, Play to the Crowd, Theatre Royal Winchester, 21-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB.

Feel free to get creative with your wool colours.

We'd love to see technicoloured Alfs of all different shapes and sizes.

Pattern Downloads

Share the journey

Follow and share Knitted King Alfs journey with #KnittedAlf

Explore the Knitted King Alf Trail

Our Knitted King Alf Trail will take place from 14 April to mid-June 2021.

Knitted King Alfs will be displayed in the windows of independent shops and businesses all around Winchester and the wider district.

How many will you find!?

Take a selfie with your favourites and use #KnittedAlf to share them with us!

If your business or shop would like to take part or to find out more about the project email

Where can you spot a Knitted King Alf?

Winchester City Centre:

Belgarum, Bell Fine Art, C&H Fabrics, Cornflower’s Gift Shop, The Old Vine, P&G Wells, Sunflowers Emporium, Theatre Royal Winchester, Toscanaccio, Winchester BID, Winchester Night Shelter, Winchester Tourist Information Centre


Alresford Pet Company, Billy Goat, D&G Hardware, CE Evans & Son Butchers, Mange 2, Oakleaf Stationery Ltd, Ragamuffin, Six West Newsagent, Wessex Pharmacies

Bishops Waltham:

Boutique Me, Hylands, Josies, Tashinga


Bath and Wick, Bay Tree Gifts, Chesapeake Mill, Confiserie Verdonk Chocolates, Hemings, J'adore La Maison, Meon Valley Butchers, Sue Wassell Optician, Wickham Coffee House


The Bakehouse, Barnards, Cheers Wines and Spirits, Hairworks, Kassia Lounge, Parkers of Denmead

Let us know if you find one! #KnittedAlf