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Castlemilk Moorit beanie hat brown British rare breed wool cable design

Castlemilk Moorit beanie hat brown British rare breed wool cable design
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Description

The pretty little Castlemilk Moorit sheep is one of the British Rare Breeds that I am proud to support. The gorgeous caramel 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 chosen a simple cable design to show off the colour without being too fussy, resulting in close fitting beanie that can be both smart and casual. 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.

Inspiration

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
http://www.rbst.org.uk/Rare-and-Native-Breeds/Sheep
http://www.castlemilkmooritsociety.co.uk

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Roses Workshop within 14 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £3.55 £0.00
Europe

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£9.95 £1.00
USA and Canada £10.95 £2.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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