Hebridean and Corriedale British wool beanie
The natural undyed dark brown wool from “Hebridean” sheep is the main colour of this classic mens beanie hat, with a contrasting simple Fairisle pattern of natural cream Corriedale wool.
You can wear it with the deep ribbed welt turned down, or for a more classic look you can turn the welt back for an extra cosy layer over your ears.
As usual I have hand-knitted this beanie hat "in the round", so there are no ugly uncomfortable seams. To fit average adult head size 55-62cm (21.5 - 24 inches) and slightly stretchy for a comfortable fit.
A great hat for the man whose job or hobby is outdoors in cold weather.
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Hebridean sheep were otherwise known as St. Kilda sheep. They are a small breed originally from Scotland, with dark brown or black wool, and can have four horns.
The Corriedale sheep was created by cross breeding Merino and Lincoln sheep for a breed that would thrive in lower rainfall areas. My Corriedale yarn comes from Falkland sheep and is spun in the UK.