YARN: luscious cream alpaca-acrylic combo; polyester felt hand-stitched label.
SIZE: Medium (ideal on a head measurement 53cm to 57cm)
Made before we went into Level 4 Lockdown, 2021, this beanie was the one which started this little Sloppy Beanie collection. It's made of beautifully soft and lightweight yarn which shouldn't itch your scalp.
ABOUT THE SLOPPY BEANIE:
This beanie is a copy of one I bought when I was working at Pop Up Globe in Sydney a few years ago. That one was made on a machine with polyester thread and has a seam in it. Despite these things, it's my favourite hat. I decided to sit down and copy it, making it "in the round" instead of flat. The first version of it was made in the softest alpaca. I've made it in all sorts of other yarns since.
Your beanie will stretch sideways a little over time.
Care for it the way you would any other handknit wool item: gentle handwash in tepid or warm water; rinse in cool water; gentle spin or squeeze dry; dry flat in the shade.