This is our Yair design bobble 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 pink.
The Yair hat is a timeless design which we have knit using some limited edition colours of hardy wool. We have split the colours into 4 blocks which are all used to make the multi coloured pompom. In our workshop in Kelso, we knit the Yair hat with a double layer of wool creating a cosy layer of insulation. Once we have knit and hand finished the hat, it gets washed to remove the lanolin and soften the wool. At this point the pompom felts, which gives it the solid feel and appearance.
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. However, this 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.
If you would like to know about wool and yarn, have a read of our blog, exploring yarn, which highlights to properties of each. If you would like to visit the Yair Forest, have a look at this link here from the Forestry Commission.
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