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.
For those who like their beanies slouchy, just keep the deep ribbed welt turned down; for a more classic look you can turn the welt back for an extra cosy layer over your ears.
It has been knit "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.
Hand-washing is best to keep pure wool in top condition, but if your machine has a cool/ gentle/ wool setting then that works too!
All Roses Workshop items are handmade by me in my Lancashire workshop. Custom orders are welcome.
Other beanies, berets and hats in my shop: Beanies & Berets
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. To find out more about them see http://www.hebrideansheep.org.uk/breed_description.html
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.