Knit newsboy cap: handknit baker boy hats, original design. As a knitter from the Aran Islands, I love adapting the Aran style to suit modern style. Here I took inspiration from the peaked tweed hats traditionally worn by the island menfolk, and adapted it to a soft knitted newsboy cap.
These hats come in two sizes: Small (purple) and Medium (light grey, and dark tweed). The Small size would equate to a traditional women's size, and the Medium to a traditional men's size. The small hat measures around 10.5 inches/27 cm in diameter (flat/unworn). The hat is nice and stretchy though - my own head circumference is 24 inches/60 cm, and this is still quite a comfortable fit for me (although I wouldn't recommend it for a larger head size than 24").
The Large hat measures 11 inches/28 cm in diameter (flat/unworn). It's a great hat to suit a larger head, and would comfortable fit a head circumference of 26 inches/65 cm or a little larger.
Two of the hats have been knit using high-quality 100% wool. The small, purple cap has been knit in Donegal Yarns Irish Heather, a traditional heritage wool from one of Ireland's oldest mill. The dark tweed hat has been knit in another wool from the same mill, Studio Donegal Aran Tweed. Both hats are lovely and warm, ideal for the changing seasons. The light grey hat is knit in a wool/acrylic mix, Hayfield Aran; this hat is a little lighter weight than the other two, but is wonderful for anyone with sensitivities to wool.
The original knitting pattern (by me!) is also available here, should anyone like to make their own Aran Baker Boy Hat: https://www.etsy.com/ie/AranAccessories/listing/1136116795/knitting-pattern-for-baker-boy-hat?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1639329934322
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All of my knitted accessories (except items which have stuffing, like charms or baubles) can be machine-washed on a gentle wool wash at 30 degrees, or hand washed if you prefer. Certain items, such as cafetieres and tea-cosies, have been knitted in a more hard-wearing wool/acrylic mix: these can be washed in a regular machine wash at 40 degrees.
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