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Kamala Earflap Hat

Buy the Set of Kamala Earflap Hat and Convertible Mittens for $89.00
$54.00

Price: $54.00

Item#:2000637

Qty: Order now, will ship on 2/25/15





Women in Kathmandu, Nepal, knit this unconventional, colorful winter hat from pure wool. A single artisan is responsible for the item from start to finish, from casting on the first stitch to the hand-embroidered accents, to the tassel on the top. The oatmeal-colored hat features textural floral accents and cozy earflaps that can be secured with a tie or worn flipped up.


Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal. 100% wool with a poly fleece lining. Total Height (including earflap): 11"; Width (Circumference) at Brim: 21"; Tassel Length: 6"; Weight: 15 oz.; one size fits most.


Hand wash or dry clean.


When Icelandic designer Gerður Kristjansdóttir was traveling in Nepal more than 15 years ago, she met a group of artisan knitters whose exceptional knit quality, dedication to their artistry, and craft heritage reminded her of the strong knitting tradition in her home country. Recognizing the opportunity to bring these women’s work to a wider audience, she helped set up a cooperative that would provide the artisans with a flexible and stable work environment, and enable them to create the kind of non-traditional designs that Gerður knew would be a hit in the U.S. and Europe.


Since the partnership began, 11 knitting centers have been established where women can come together and work cooperatively if they choose, or they can work at home while keeping an eye on their children. Knitters receive free healthcare, and many of their children’s education is funded through a scholarship fund set up by the cooperative.


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5.0

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5.0

Bought this for my wife and she loves it

By Fred

from Sycamore, il

About Me Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Kamala Earflap Hat:

    Ok again it is great

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    So Cute

    By Grandma Sis

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Kamala Earflap Hat:

      This is a wonderful hat; so colorful. I use it when I am snowshoeing great for protecting your ears. I would say it runs a little small being a petite woman it fits me fine; but I larger adult may have some trouble with size.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well made and warm

      By Just A Mom

      from Michigan

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      Pros

      • Unique
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Winter

        Comments about Kamala Earflap Hat:

        This is a darling and one-of-a-kind set that is well-made and will last for many years. I was just disappointed it wasn't the exact same color and design as in the picture. Ours was a grey base with more maroon flowers instead of the off-white purple and pink.

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