Aran watchcap: cable knit hats in natural fibres. I created these lovely hats while i was working on my latest knitting pattern, the Aran Watchcap. I used the beautiful soft wool/alpaca mix yarn, Drops Nepal for each hat, a yarn which is softer and warmer than pure wool.
Each hat features traditional twisting Aran cables, which rise from the brim to meet at the crown. A generous brim allows for double warmth around the ears, or for the hat to be pulled down to really keep out the winter chill. As a knitter from the Aran Islands, I love adapting the Aran style to suit modern tastes.
Each hat is sized for an adult, with slightly different measurements for each, as seen below. Two main sizes are provided: Small and Large. The Small size would equate to a traditional women's size, and the Large would equate to a traditional men's size. Please see below for the measurements for each hat:
White Hat - Small - 16"/40cm circumference (flat/unworn); 10"/26cm in height (with brim unfolded)
Navy Blue Hat - Large - 21"/54cm circumference (flat/unworn); 11.25"/28cm in height (with brim unfolded)
Teal Hat - Large - 21"/54cm circumference (flat/unworn); 11.25"/28cm in height (with brim unfolded)
Please note that these circumference measurements are of the hats unworn - the small beanie comfortable fits a head circumference of 24"/60cm, with the large beanies fitting a head size of up to 26"/66cm.
The knitting pattern to create your own hat will soon be available; it is being test knitted at the moment, and will be released at the start of March).
However, each of the beanies pictured here is available now and ready to ship.
Thank you for looking : )
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All my items are wrapped in crepe paper for free; if you would like sturdy wrapping for a festive occasion; please choose the gift wrapping option when ordering and let me know any special requirements (e.g. Christmas gift/birthday gift).
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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- I believe that wool is one of the most environmentally-friendly fibres in the world; being renewable and biodegradable. Most of my knits are made using natural fibres; with the exception of knits which need to be machine-washable (such as tea cosies).
- I take care to wrap your order in biodegradable materials (crepe paper and wool tie). Shipping bags are not always biodegradable; but this option is used when available. Shipping bags are recyclable in most countries.
- A packing slip is not included, to save on paper waste, and duplicating information already available online.