the big knit small hats on smoothie bottles One U.K. company has turned a common pastime into a fun way to help people in need. The movement is called The Big Knit and it recruits people with a passion for knitting to create as many smoothie bottle-sized hats as they can.

That’s right, the cute and creative beanies end up atop of bottles in shops, encouraging people to buy the festive drinks and in turn contribute charitable donations to Age U.K., an organization that provides information and care to their elderly neighbors in need. For each “capped” bottle sold, the company donates a portion of the profit to the organization, and has raised nearly £2 million (around $2.5 million in U.S. dollars) so far.

According to The Big Knit website, over 6 million micro-sized hats have been knitted and donated. They come in all different colors and designs, from classic knit caps with pom-poms on top to hats shaped like cupcakes and cats to avant-garde hats that double as pieces of crocheted art. The knitters are regular people of all ages who simply love to be creative and contribute to a good cause at the same time.

See more pictures and find patterns of the mini-hats at The Big Knit’s website here.

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