bringing you objects, skills, and inspiration from the past, to enrich the future
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 is having surgery for breast cancer on 30 March. Please bear with her if it takes a while to reply to enquiries at the moment. Thank you.
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 knitting patterns via Ravelry if you prefer to knit your own.
We are currently paused for new orders whilst Sally has surgery for breast cancer and adjusts to the death of Gareth on 26 March 2021. She hopes to be back at work as soon as possible, but please be patient at this difficult time. For the most up to date information, see our facebook page.
HOW TO ORDER: We occasionally have more demand than our knitting muscles can keep up with, so we sometimes shut this page to new orders whilst Sally catches up. If you find the listings all showing as 'out of stock; please keep an eye on this notification, or on our our Facebook page or Instagram for updates on the next ordering opportunity. Once all the slots are full, the page will shut again and we won't be taking any more orders until the next order date. 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!