CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK BUT CAN BE KNIT FOR YOU ATE ANY TIME. PLEASE ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS FOR HAND KNITTING. THANK YOU!
Say Good bye to cold ears!!!
This hand knit hat / beanie is made from 100% qiviut ("cashmere of the north"). It is knit in ribs with the occasional cables. It has an extra knit band on the inside to ensure best fit (see photo 5). Ideal for the those who appreciate highest quality in material and finish!
Qiviut is the Eskimo word for the extremely fine underwool or down of the musk ox. These animals are very rare – hence the rather high price of this luxurious, rare and unique yarn. Qiviut is praised as being eight times warmer than wool by weight and softer and finer than cashmere. A garment knit of qiviut is so wonderfully soft, warm and lightweight that one is barely conscious of wearing it.
In this hat, two strands of 2ply yarn is used. It gives the finished product an incredible softness, traps the air between the fibers and provides excellent thermal protection.
It usually fits all sizes, men and ladies.
The hat in the photo is shown in natural, undyed colour. Please check the last photo for other available colours in pure qiviut.
Hat "Denman Island" - Pure Qiviut
100% undyed qiviut (muskox under down).
Qiviut is 8 times warmer than wool by weight, feather light and incredibly soft. It wicks moisture away, is breathable and hypo-allergenic. Qiviut does not felt or shrink. It is durable and can be worn for many years to come.
NOTE: On the downside, it does not maintain elasticity and due to its fine structure, it has a tendency to pill. Please, carefully cut pills away with sharp scissors.
Length from base to top of crown: 9" (23cm)
Around the head: 19" (48.5cm) unstretched. Can be stretched up to 12" (=60cm) all around the head.
Handwash with special wool detergent in luke warm water and lay flat to dry. Qiviut actually becomes softer and warmer the more you handle and wash it. With proper care it will last a long, long time!