Hand Knitted Hat (Gentile di Puglia Wool)
Our rare breed wool which comes from our flock of 100% purebred Gentile Di Puglia sheep, is spun into fine yarn of the softest quality. Our sheep are raised naturally and ethically in the mountains of Abruzzo where they originate and are famous for the 200km twice annual walk between Puglia and Abruzzo, know as the Transhumance.
The spun wool is hand knit to create various items using undyed wool but also naturally coloured wool. The coloured wool is all carefully hand dyed, using naturally sourced flowers and plants. Some of which grow spontaneously on the farm (See links below for Information on the plants used)
Each of the hats are individually and lovingly hand knit and finished to create a 100% unique item of beauty that if cared for should last a lifetime.
There are two styles which are better represented in the pictures:
- Beanie: As pictured is a nicely fitting hat with a turned up edge.
- Long Beanie: As pictured is a slightly oversized hat (so that hair could be worn up inside it), without a turned up edge.
Red: Rubia tinctorum
Yellow: Helichrysum italicum
Blue: Isatis tinctoria
PLEASE NOTE: These hats can be posted world-wide. If you are outside the EU please contact us for a postage quotation if an option is not listed)