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Hand-knit Beanie

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Hand-knit from the finest Irish Alpaca wool & hand-dyed naturally using colour extracted from plants, this hat is a pleasure to wear. Beautifully soft and durable with a silk-like luxurious quality, alpaca is one of the warmest natural fibres known. Due to the structure of alpaca fibres, it has excellent thermal regulating properties which will keep you warm through the cold months ahead. Alpaca fibre is lightweight, incredibly soft, hypoallergenic & water-resistant. 
Made from the hair of Irish Alpacas raised with love in Co. Wicklow & handknit by a retiree in Co. Dublin these hats. Due to the handmade nature of these hats, each one is unique with the characteristics of a beautiful handmade piece. 
Once the hats have been knit, I then prepare them for dyeing through a process known as scouring which removes any oils or waxes from the fibre. I soak the hats in a natural mordant solution which helps the dye bind to the fibre and increase colour & light fastness. 
After the hats have been scoured and mordanted, I prepare the dye baths from pure plant extracts and dye each hat individually. Using a combination of rainwater and plant-based ingredients, I dye all our textiles without the use of any harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients, making our textiles truly eco-friendly. These hats have been dyed over many days to achieve the colours you see. 
All our pieces are washed with an eco-friendly detergent before carefully labelling & packaging in recycled or FSC paper products. Making everything we offer as environmentally conscious and considerate as possible.

  • 100% Irish alpaca yarn
  • Hand knit
  • One size fits all
  • Naturally dyed with pure plant extracts
  • 100% natural, pure & eco-friendly

    To care for this piece:

    • Hand wash with cold water
    • Use eco-friendly detergent
    • Lay flat or line dry
    • Do not tumble dry

    To learn more about caring for your naturally dyed goods please read our post on caring for your dyed goods