We are sorry to have to announce that Gareth died on Friday 26 March 2021 after being diagnosed with cancer in the autumn of 2020.
Sally had surgery for breast cancer on 30 March and is also currently doing an MSc in Experimental Archaeology, so between healing and university is currently working a bit more slowly than usual. Thank you for your patience and support!
Historic Hats: Sally researches extant hats in museums and draws on documentary and pictorial evidence to develop her patterns for these hats. Most of the hand-knitted ones are also heavily fulled to give structure and solidity.
A few of our designs are also available as downloadable knitting patterns via Payhip if you prefer to knit your own.
NEXT ORDER DATE: The hat section of the shop opened on 1 Feb 2022 and shut again 14 April. Sally currently has enough hat orders to keep her busy for two-three months, and will reopen this section again as soon as the current batch of orders near completion.
If you find the listings all showing as 'out of stock; please keep an eye on this notification, or on our Facebook page or Instagram for updates on the next ordering opportunity. You can still click on listings whilst the shop is shut to see descriptions, but be aware that things like colour choices and size drop downs may not show up. All hats are custom knit and any modifications you may want are generally available. Do also have a look at our 'In Stock' pages, there may be hats already made and ready to go there! Museums, Film & Theatre wardrobes etc, please get in touch so I can schedule in time for your project.
Overseas clients: We strongly advise you choose a "tracked"post service when you checkout as world post services are being rather slower than usual during current events and it makes sense to be able to see where your parcel has got to! Sales to the EU and Northern Ireland via this site may incur customs charges at your end, we have no way to arrange the import duties or VAT in advance for you.