Our chunky knitted hats are handmade by Maw Wonky. Even though she is using her vintage knitting machine, each hat is knit individually. This type of hand powered knitting machine enables you to work with multiple fibres at once creating the marled effect. Once knit, 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.
The chunky knit hats measure 32cm in length. This gives the option to turn it up once or twice to suit your individual style. We us a mixture of Supersoft and Shetland wools, which provide a cosy layer of insulation. At least one of the colours in each hat comes from Maw Wonky’s yarn store, dating back to her knitting shop in Melrose during the 1990’s. The rest of the wool comes from the lovely supersoft range by Knoll Yarns in Yorkshire.
The chunky knit hat is made with 100% wool and will stretch over time. We have chosen not to add elastic to the product, which some brands will do on the edge of a beanie. We prefer our hats to be 100% wool which we have tested extensively over years. To wash the hat simply hand wash in warm water and dry flat to freshen it up and reshape it over time.
This hat is lightweight and fits comfortably under your hood.
If you would like to know more about the wool that we use in this product, have a read of our blog titled Shetland wool.
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