Big Knit to make mini-hats for charity

A Norfolk charity wants knitters to make tiny woolly hats for drinks bottles as part of a fundraising project which will help keep older people warmer in winter.

Age UK Norfolk wants people to create the miniature hats for The Big Knit 2012.

The event will see Innocent smoothie bottles in Sainsbury's stores wearing the hats from November 21

For each hat-wearing smoothie sold, 25p will be donated to Age UK's Spread The Warmth campaign. A share of the money will be given to Age UK Norfolk based on the number of hats it provides.

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