Wool Hats by The Knitting Shepherd

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Important Note on Sizing:
Hats are handmade and sizes vary for each hat, please see description for details on individual hats sizes.
Available Styles/Colours:
There are various colours and styles of hats available, please select each option from the dropdown menu for photos of each hat.

Susan Hart (The Knitting Shepherd) has lived on Manitoulin since 1993. While escorting pet sheep to pasture, The Shepherd knits giant hat forms (check out the photos to see an example), which are later hand-felted and shaped. The caps are recreations of 15th and 16th century European headgear, gleaned from paintings and historical documentation, with a little guesswork added in the mix. When not out with the sheep, she also spins, weaves and creates lacework.

The fleeces of the pet sheep are currently being hand-spun in order to make truly 100% Manitoulin-made woolens. Stay tuned!

As the hats are handmade, each hat varies in size - please see chart below for sizing on each individual hat. For anyone on Manitoulin Island, you are welcome to stop in at The Island Jar and try hats on for sizing! 

Hat Sizes:

Hat Circumference
Black  26"
Green  23"
Tan 21.5" 
Blue & Green  21"
Statute Cap, Beige  21"















Felted merino wool