Woollen baby hat made in Dunedin, New Zealand

Regular price $49.00

A cosy baby hat that will stretch and grow with the child. Simple rib stitch design, made with undyed yarn. Very soft to touch, this adorable baby beanie is super warm and light. Fold brim up or down.

The wool is spun in Wellington and knitted in Dunedin. Measures approximately 15cm flat across brim edge, 18.5cm length when brim is unfolded. 

50% pihepe, 25% merino, 25% possum

Care instructions

Cool gentle hand wash with wool detergent. Wring dry in a towel. Tumble dry hot to shrink back into shape.

The wild story of the pihepe

Pihepe are Pitt Island wild sheep, originating from Saxony merinos. They were sent to Pitt Island in the Chatham Islands off the east coast of New Zealand in 1841 by Baron von Alsdorf. In 1843, Frederick Hunt was the first person to farm them on Pitt Island - the most Southern and Eastern inhabited island in the world. Pihepe have been thriving in this challenging environment since then. 

Roger Beattie is the environmental entrepreneur and founder of Wyld, who make these hats. Beattie lived on the Chatham Islands for 17 years and became enamoured by this wild and free breed. When he returned to New Zealand, he brought eight ewes and two rams with him and continued to purchase more Pitt Island wild sheep whenever possible. He now runs 2500 pihepe on Banks Peninsula.

Shipping

We offer expedited shipping all over New Zealand. You can expect your purchase to arrive within 1-2 business days.

International shipping times are dependent on country. 


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