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There are two styles of hats, the traditional fisherman’s kep with tassel, either with turnup or lined, and the shorter cloche hat, lined. The hats match the patterns of the scarves and wristwarmers.
Shetland wool is used for these. Also, I have written knitting patterns for the traditional hat which are available either alone or as a kit with the required yarn.


£120 — £150


madebyhand, hand-knitted, pure Shetland wool, traditional fisherman's keps, fair isle hat




Traditional fisherman's haaf-kep
Photographer: Liam Henderson Photography
Traditional fisherman's kep (hat), fully lined for extra warmth, inspired from hat in held in archives of Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick. Knitted by hand with colours replicating old natural dyes, in pure Shetland wool.
Cloche hats.
Photographer: Liam Henderson Photography
Fully lined cloche hats, matching scarves in family 7). The photo show the effect of interchanging the bands of colour. Knitted by hand in pure Shetland wool using the same colours as in the heritage scarves.
Traditional fisherman's haaf-keps with turn-up.
Photographer: Liam Henderson Photography
Series of hats, in three sizes. The fishermen wore hats such as these when they went to the fishing grounds, 40 miles offshore. This pattern matches the family 1) scarves and wristwarmers. The hats are knitted by hand in pure Shetland wool, using the same heritage colours as for the superfine merino collection.

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