Our British wool chunky knitted hats are handmade by Maw & Chief Wonky, individually crafted on their vintage knitting machine. They are proud to make all of our chunky knitted hats with British Wool supplied to us by Knoll Yarns in Yorkshire. In our micro factory in the Scottish Borders they knit each wool hat by hand in a mindful slow practice. It is a joy to knit the beanies in this rhythmic method. It provides them with a deep connection to the wool, transforming it into something wearable, which is hugely satisfying.
This type of hand powered knitting machine enables them to work with multiple fibres at once creating the marled effect. Once knitted, the seam is joined on the hand linker before it is hand stitched. Knitting with different colours at the same time creates totally unique patterns on each hat. This means not one hat is the same as another.
The chunky wool beanie measures 32cm in length. This gives the option to turn it up once or twice to suit your individual style. The chunky knit hat is made with 100% wool that will naturally stretch over time. We have chosen not to add elastic to the edge of the beanie. We prefer our hats to be 100% wool which we have tested extensively over the past 12 years. To wash the hat simply hand wash in warm water and dry flat to freshen it up and reshape. This hat is lightweight and fits comfortably under your hood.
If you would like to know more about wool and how to care for it, read our blog titled ‘wool, myth busting‘.