Saturday, January 22, 2011
My daughter, Allie, has been making some really nice new hats out of organic cotton, hemp, linen and bamboo. All plant fibers. She even has some fiber made out of corn. It looks sort of like the bamboo, which looks a lot like silk. Hats made from plant fibers are a good alternative for those with sensitive skin or wool allergies. They're very versatile in that they provide some warmth in cold weather and are fine for warmer weather, too.
Aliie's husband, Marshall, asked her to make him one, and this is how it turned out. It's made from hemp and bamboo and looks great on him. I love the subtle colors! She also made one for her yoga teacher. This one has more cotton in it. It's a short skull cap, while Marshall's is what I call a round cap, meaning a skull cap that covers the ears.
To see more of these plant fiber caps, go to www.handspunhats.com/allie's_hats.htm