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This beanie is hand knit using a recycled lamb's wool blend consisting of Lamb's Wool(80%) and Nylon(20%). The color is a light, cool gray best demonstrated in the last photograph. The thinness of this yarn creates a finely knit fabric, ideal for moderate climates and urban wear. It's knit loosely to open up the ribbing and create a relaxed silhouette. Laying flat in a relaxed state it measures approximately 12.5in(31.75cm) in length and 21in(53.34cm) in circumference.

The Shear series consists of angular transitions which form a parallelogram of ribbing in the central area. Shear Alpha is the first in the series. 2x2 ribbing along the brim sets up a diagonal transition into a stockinette band, and then back into 2x2 ribbing. The contrast between the two stitch patterns defines the characteristic parallelogram shape. I've also incorporated some garter stitch ribbing into the trefoil crown to add some depth to the design.

Keep it in tip top shape by hand washing it in a mild detergent, and then drying it flat. Remember that wool is hair, so if you'd like to use shampoo or body wash go right ahead. You can also use conditioner to add some sheen. Wool is excellent at wicking away moisture, so water goes right through it. When drying do not wring or twist, instead just squeeze. You can also roll it up in a towel and step on it a few times. Then lay it flat to dry completely.

For a look into the design development of Shear, check out my blog post:

Here's a picture of the sweater I recycled this yarn from:

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Hand Knit Hat for Men - Shear Alpha


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: lambswool, nylon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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