Hand-knit from the finest Irish Alpaca wool & naturally dyed using colour extracted from plants. 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. Made from Irish Alpacas raised with love in Co. Wicklow, this fibre is lightweight, soft, hypoallergenic & water-resistant.
Each hat has been hand-knit by a wonderful woman called Elaine, based in Co. Dublin. 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 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 solution which helps the dye bind to the fibre and increase colour & light fastness.
After the hats have been prepared, I create 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.
Due to the nature of plant dyes, this piece may come with small irregularities which add to the beauty and uniqueness of each piece.
- 100% Irish Alpaca Yarn
- One of a kind
- One size fits all
- Hand-dyed with pure plant extracts
- 100% natural & eco-friendly.
To care for this piece:
- Hand-wash cold
- Use a eco-friendly detergent
- Lay flat or line dry
- Do not tumble dry
- DO not spot clean