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The pretty little Castlemilk Moorit sheep is one of the British Rare Breeds that I am proud to support. The gorgeous toffee brown colour of this hat is not achieved with dyes; it is the natural colour of the soft wool from which it is made.
I have knitted a Fairisle style pattern in turquoise Exmoor Horn wool, which gives a lovely contrast to the brown. The deep ribbed welt can be turned back for an extra cosy layer over your ears. The sweet little "Roses Workshop" brand label is laser etched faux leather.
It is hand-knitted "in-the-round" so there are no ugly or uncomfortable seams. To fit average adult head size 55-60cm (21.5-23 inches) and slightly stretchy for a comfortable fit.
This gorgeous hat will be wrapped in tissue and tied up with a ribbon, ready for giving or as a treat for yourself. To get your lovely purchase to you quickly and safely I use Royal Mail tracked / signed for services. Save on postage for two or more items bought from my shop at the same time.
Other beanies, berets and hats in my shop: https://folksy.com/shops/rosesworkshop/collections/37391
Hand-washing is best to keep pure wool in top condition. Never put wool into a tumble drier, as it will shrink and felt.
The Exmoor Horn sheep of today are direct descendants of the horned sheep that roamed Exmoor for centuries. I am using a soft but hard-wearing 70:30 blend of pure Exmoor Horn with Exmoor blueface wool.
History of the Castlemilk Moorit sheep.
In the early part of the twentieth century, the late Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine began a breeding programme on his Castlemilk Estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Using Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and the wild Mouflon he developed a breed specifically to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool to clothe his workers.
Following his death in 1970 the flock was mostly culled. However, a few ewes and two rams were saved in two small groups. All today’s Castlemilk Moorits are descended from these two groups.
The RBST lists the breed as "vulnerable", (500 - 900 animals). For more information on the survival of these pretty sheep
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