There’s more to the adorable Archie and his hat than meets the eye.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a video to their Instagram the day before the New Year which included a photo of their almost 8-month-old son wearing a pom-pom hat as he snuggles with his father.
The photo was reportedly taken during the recent Thanksgiving holiday.
Archie’s hat doesn’t just keep him warm, it also gives back to people in New Zealand (known as Kiwis), per People.
When you buy a hat from Make Give Live, which runs community-based knitting groups in New Zealand, one is given to a Kiwi in need, People reported. The women who knit the hats sign their names on the accompanying tags in an aim to give a personal touch to the item, according to Make Give Live’s website. Hats for babies sell for $49 each, while the adult versions are $69.
Co-founder Claire Conza started the social enterprise in 2016, using knitting to ease isolation and improve mental health in New Zealand. People come together for a few hours to socialize and make the beanie hats.
The royal couple got involved with the cause during a trip to New Zealand in October 2018, when Markle was pregnant with Archie and was given a Make Give Live hat, People reported. The publication notes that the Duchess — clearly a fan — has already bought him more in larger sizes.