This is our Yair design pompom hat. A hat inspired by the Yair forest, where we love walking our dog and hitting the bike trails. As the seasons change, we are shown the spectrum of colours in the forest from brown, to green, and blue.
The Yair hat is a timeless design which we have knit using colours from the Supersoft range of wool from Knoll Yarns. The design splits the colours into 4 blocks and we mix all four colours together to multi a coloured pompom. In our workshop in Kelso, we knit each Yair hat on our V bed knitting machine which creates a double layer of wool. This provides incredible insulation while remaining breathable, as wool is naturally temperature regulating. Once we have knit and hand finished the hat, we wash it to remove the lanolin and soften the wool. At this point the pompom felts, which gives it texture.
Wool is a sustainable choice as it is both renewable and biodegradable, which means it decomposes within a matter of years releasing the nutrients back to the earth. The Supersoft range from Knoll Yarns is produced from non-mulesed sources and the dyes conform to European REACH Standards.
Your Yair hat will last you a lifetime and requires minimal care. An occasional warm hand wash followed by drying it flat will refresh and reshape the hat over time.
If you would like to know about wool have a read of our blog, ‘wool – myth busting‘.