Alpaca luxury eco striped beanie - browns, cream & grey - Hand spun & knitted by Sara Spinner

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Hand spun and hand knitted from 100% alpaca fleece. The hat is seamless as knitted in the round making it more comfortable to wear as there is no seam. This hat has a deep double ribbed brim in grey with a main body knitted in stripes of different widths. The main body of the hat is knitted in stocking stitch.
These are my favourite hats to knit as following the principal of no waste; I put all the small balls of my hand spun yarn in a bag and then have lots of different colours to knit with.

Colour: Browns, cream & grey

Size(to fit an adult head with approximately 58-59 cm circumference. The hat is approximately 22 cm from top to bottom)

About Alpaca - Alpaca fleece is soft, durable, luxurious and a silky natural fibre making the finished hat comfy and really soft to wear. It is a hollow fibre making it warmer than wool.

Washing & Care InstructionsMy products are hand wash only in hand hot water with a mild laundry detergent. Gently squeeze out the excess water and dry flat. I tend to reshape the hat or wristies when wet. The name labels are faux suede and made from 80% polyester and 20% polyurethane. They are washable but I would recommend removing before washing with a small cross head screwdriver. Drying on a washing line can cause the products to stretch. Please do not spin or tumble dry.

About Sara Spinner - I am a hand spinner of alpaca. I work the entire start to finish process with my products. I buy in alpaca fleece and I am fortunate to know some lovely people with alpacas. I also select from different breeders so that I can get a good range of colours. This means that the quality and the length of fibre vary. I blend together short staple length fibre with longer ones to give a better yarn and more colour variety. Once I receive the fleece I lay it out and discard the outer edges as these are generally poorer quality. I then manually pick out as much vegetable matter as possible. 

The next stage is washing. The fleece is soaked overnight in a gentle organic laundry liquid and rinsed carefully. I air dry it in gardening nets. The next step is to card the fleece to make the fibres easier to spin. The spun yarn is washed again and hung with weights to set in the twist.


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